If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.

Barossa Valley Solace
CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
Good Grief Counselling Service
Positive Life SA
Victim Support Service

Barossa Valley Solace

Barossa Valley Solace provides monthly get togethers for widowed persons who wish to spend time with other widowed people in a social atmosphere, and who come from similar circumstances. This makes them feel comfortable as each person understands what others are experiencing through grief and the loss of a loved one. Grief counseling is available to those who feel they would benefit from using the service. 

Services provided:

  • Grief counseling 
  • Meetings are monthly on a saturday
  • phone service available from 9am to 8pm

Phone: 08 85623858
Mailing adress: 2 McPherson Court, Nuriootpa, S.A. 5355
Email: nvsnannapop@bigpond.com
Hours of Operation: 9am to 8pm
Costs: There is no membership fee

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  • Beyondblue is primarily a national telephone and internet information service and can also refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders.
  • All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
  • Beyondblue is not a health service, drop-in, or a crisis service: the postal address is for administration needs.


  • 24 hour support service: 1300 4222 4636
  • Webchat: 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week 

Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/general/search-results?
Help line:  1300 22 4636

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CanTeen – The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer

CanTeen supports, develops and empowers teenagers living with cancer by providing a high quality Australia-wide peer support network of teenagers living with cancer and their teenage brothers and sisters, who share experiences, have fun, offer resources and promote understanding, well being and leadership.

Services provided:

  • Peer Support through activities, camps, educational workshops
  • Grief education courses for members eg. Annual good grief weekend
  • Telephone counseling 
  • Online counseling

Address: Norwich Centre, Level 1, 77 King William Rd NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006

Mailing Address: GPO Box 107 ADELAIDE SA 5006
Phone: 08 8161 7488
Fax:  08 82046435
Website: www.canteen.org.au
Email: sa.admin@canteen.org.au
Costs:  CanTeen Membership is free and all programs are free. CanTeen will pay for travel and necessary accommodation for regional Members to attend camps.

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Centacare offers a confidential, professional counselling service for those confronted by loss and grief and work to provide a sympathetic and practical support as people journey through the grieving process.

Services provided:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group councelling 
  • Mediation
  • Family counceling 
  • Parenting counceling 

Address: 45 Wakefield St ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8210 8200
Fax: 08 8232 8920
Email: equiries@Centacare.org.au 
Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues and Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm; Wed and Thurs 9.00am-9.00pm
Costs: Individual counselling on a sliding scale according to income. Service is free to eligible clients.

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Good Grief Counselling Service

Good Grief Counselling Service provides Grief and Loss and general counselling to people in the Spencer Gulf region, in helping the bereaved to work through the difficult issues of grief to come to a place of acceptance.

Ruth Parker Bach Social Work; GD Grief Counselling; GD Social Science

Services provided:           

  • Face to face counselling


Address: Woodside House, 52 Forsyth Street, Whyalla SA 5600
Mobile: 0422 177 705
Hours of Operation: By Appointment
Costs: $30.00 per session $40 couple per session
$20.00 per session on concession card

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LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 131114
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Address: 10 Pitt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mailing Address: GPO Box 2534 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8202 5820
Fax: 08 8202 5822
Email: lifelineadmin@unitingcommunities.org
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Hours of Operation: Admin 9am-5pm
Costs: Nil (only cost is for in house training of telephone counsellors)

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Positive Life SA

A Positive Life SA Inc provides this social drop in and health centre for people living with HIV. Support and complementary therapies available, including Friday lunches, treatment information, a volunteer program, support groups, positive speakers bureau, forums and newsletters.

Services provided:

  • Drop in centre
  • Support survices for people with HIV

Address: 16 Malwa St. GLANDORE S.A. 5037
Phone: (08) 8293 3700
Fax: (08) 8293 3900
Website:  http://www.hivsa.org.au
Email: reception@hivsa.org.au
Hours of Operation: Tiesday-Friday9am – 5pm

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Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service Inc. (VSS) of S.A. is a community based, not-for-profit organisation in South Australia, which provides a comprehensive range of services for people who have suffered as a result of a criminal offence. This includes the crime victimes, their families and friends and the wider community.

Services provided:

  • Professional counselling, advocacy & support
  • Information about victims rights and criminal injuries compensation claims
  • Specific information sessions
  • Court companion service
  • Resource centre/library
  • Regional services – Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Riverland, Mt Gambier, Pt Lincoln, Whyalla and Murrylands

Address:  11 Halifax St Adelaide 5000
Mailing Address: PO Box 6610 Halifax street Adelaide 5000
Phone: (08) 8231 5626
Country Free Toll: 1800 182 368
Fax: (08) 8231 5458
Website: www.victimsa.org
Email: info@victimsa.org
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Costs: None

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