Grief doesn’t have a timeline. It occurs at all stages of the person and their family’s journey. It’s also normal to struggle with grief weeks, months, years or even decades after losing a loved one. Hospice West Auckland provides a wide range of care services and resources to help you at each step of the way.
Supporting You Through the Grief Process
Counselling and Therapy
Our qualified therapists are here to support you and your whānau through the grief process. We provide the opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, concerns and worries in a safe space. We can help you to understand how grief affects all of us differently, identify coping strategies and learn ways to help yourself throughout the experience. Contact our team on (09) 834 9750 or email email@example.com for more information on bereavement counselling sessions, or to make a booking.
I was so touched with the aroha card you sent me today. I was crying…having a bad day…and I placed the dragonfly in the middle of my palm and felt your aroha.
We regularly hold Remembrance Events for those who have lost loved ones. This is a chance to reflect, honour and share memories of those we have lost. Visit our Events page for details of our next Remembrance Event.
Helping children come to terms with grief can be difficult. This list of recommended reading suitable for children dealing with grief can be helpful for children, parents and caregivers.
Cloud Workshop is a creative group space for children who have lost someone they love. Not formal therapy, instead it is a space for kids to come together and be creative on a project. Sessions are free of charge to Auckland kids aged 5 – 18 years, bookings are essential.
Kenzie’s Gift supports the mental health of tamariki (children), mātātahi (young people) and families affected by serious illness or grief within the family. We do this by providing one-on-one therapy with registered mental health professionals, grief kits and an extensive online resource.
Skylight is a resource hub that supports people of all ages throughout New Zealand who are facing any kind of tough life situation, particularly specialising in grief, loss and trauma.
Hospice New Zealand have created the range of “5 ways” resources based on their experiences caring for people who are dying.
Talking about death and dying can be tough. This collection of resources from Hospice UK will help you, your family and friends to start the conversation.
Ending Life Well Carers Podcast
Practical and useful information on the challenges of caring for someone facing end of life, with topics that include looking at different forms of grief and helpful tools.
Additional Community Grief Support
If you need additional support, there are many additional community services.
Suicide Crisis Helpline (24/7) 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) www.lifeline.org.nz/services/suicide-crisis-helpline/
Healthline 0800 611 116
Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.nz