Simplicity Funerals knows grief is a normal way of reacting to loss, and may involve mental, physical, social, or emotional reactions. People cope with loss in many ways, especially the loss of a loved one and Simplicity’s funeral directors have helped thousands of people after the death of a loved one.
This section of our site provides practical advice and information on grief, grief management and some related topics.
The information in this section contains some extracts from “Now that the funeral is over - understanding the effects of grief” by Doris Zagdanski copyright 1993. They are reproduced with kind permission of the author.
Simplicity Grief Workshops
Across Australia Simplicity funeral homes arrange for information sessions on Coping with Grief.
Grief and loss are not well understood emotions and to help the community understand them, we share our experiences with members of the public.
These information sessions are either workshops delivered to small groups, or they are larger forums with a panel of experts, with each providing information from their area of expertise.
Which ever one you attend, you will find practical information on:
- putting your own grief in context
- managing your grief and other emotions
- tips of what can help during this difficult time, and
- how to talk to and support people going through grief.
People who have attended Simplicity Funerals Coping with Grief information sessions have said the following:
"Thank you for including me in your seminar to help me deal with the loss of my husband."
"It was excellent and filled a void in the community. I am grateful to be here."
"Very valuable for my personal situation and loss, as well as how to deal with grief,"
"The seminar was far more informative and helpful than I anticipated. It answered a lot of my questions."
Simplicity Funerals also provides seminar sessions on topics such as:
- Estate planning
- The role of a funeral director, and
- Dispelling myths about funerals.
Where to go for help
There are many local community organisations that will provide support, as well as some larger well known organisations that work throughout Australia. These include:
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- The Salvation Army Counselling Service (all states) 1300 363 622
- Kids' Helpline 1800 551 800
- Grief Support 02 9489 6644
- Care Ring (VIC) 13 61 69
- Community Services Departments of all state governments
- Victims of Crime Departments of all state governments