We help carers to support their loved one to live and die well. We support carers to support the patient's preference of where they want to be cared for and where they want to die.
We ensure carers and families are well informed, openly communicated with and supported to manage the dying and grieving process.
Carers of patients with Ballarat Hospice Care are offered a variety of resources including practical information about palliative care and the caring role.
Ballarat Hospice Also Provides Bereavement Support To Families And Carers.
The grief and loss experienced by the death of a loved one is different for each person. This experience has the potential to be one of the most traumatic events that can occur in our lives. Through our own personal resources and resilience, and through the support of others, we come to incorporate the experience into our lives. Some people will require additional professional support at different times of the grieving process. Our counsellors may be able to assist as part of the bereavement support component of the palliative care service.
Beyondblue 1300 224 636
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Line 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Mindhealthconnect – access to relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources.
Griefline 1300 845 745/(03) 9935 7400
The Compassionate Friends 1800 641 091 – bereavement support line for families and other who have experienced the unexpected death of a child under 18 years of age.
Parentline 1800 860 660/132 289
Mensline 1300 789 978
Gamblers Helpline 1800 858 858
Directline (Drug and Alcohol issues) 1800 888 236
Housing Support Service 1800 825 955
Nurse On Call 1300 606 024
After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222
Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737
After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service 131 278
National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling 1800 737 732