Resources and assistance: Helpful websites

The following websites have information which may be helpful for donor families:


A Christian not-for-profit agency supporting people at all stage of life. 

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia. 

Bereavement Care Centre

The Centre's goals are to provide comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved (i.e. approximately the first two years after the death of someone with whom they have a significant relationship. 

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue equip people with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. They give people the confidence to support those around them, and make anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations.

Donor Families Australia

Formed int 2013, Donor Families Australia is a national member-based independent support and advocacy group comprising families who have donated their loved ones' organs and tissue. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia specifically dedicated to Donor Families.


GriefLink provides information resources on death-related grief fo the community and professionals, including information on coping with grief and organisations that can provide support.


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. 

National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) Centre for Loss and Grief

The NALAG Centre for Loss and Grief Dubbo was established in 1992 following donation of a building by the Citizen's Radio Emergency Serivce Team (CREST). The NALAG Centre in Dubbo provides grief support and counselling. It also has a number of psych-educational programs for adults and children.


ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Pracitcal support, tools and tips help yound people get through anything from everday issues to tough times - and the information offered to parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too. 

Red Kite

Providing essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families, has been Redkite's focus for over 30 years. The grief that follows a young person's death lasts a lifetime. This is one of the most devastating things that can happen to any family and special times such as birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas can be difficut.


Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death in today's society.

The Compassionate Friends Australia

The Compassionate Friends Australia has been set up as state-based organisation for the delivery of services to grieving parents and families. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their child(ren) and fostering the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and their surviving child(ren).


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