The Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service offers counselling to individuals, families, teenagers and children who are suffering bereavement through the death of a loved one.  The service also provides counselling to those who experience ambiguous loss, complex loss, life changes transitions which are accompanied by feelings of grief and loss.

Support is offered to those who are preparing for their own death and to those preparing for the death of a loved one.  The service offers as sliding scale of fees, and is accessible to those who are in financial difficulty.  Where necessary the fee is waived. 

Group Counselling

Group counselling is also provided for members of the community.  Examples of such groups may include: suicide support, widows, loss of a child and also family counselling.


The Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service has published a booklet for teenagers called:

"I Can do it BUT it's Still HARD".  It has been distributed extensively around Australia and overseas and is available from the service.  

Training for Organisations

Training is offered in grief and bereavement both to the community and to professional groups. Our counsellors continue to upgrade their qualifications in grief theory and attend regular training with various world recognised organisations.

Bereavement support volunteers have been trained by the service to provide ongoing support to clients who are nearing the completion of counselling and who would like some continued contact with our service. These volunteers are supervised by the counsellors.

An extensive library is available to all clients and to the community in general. 


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