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What Do I Say When Someone Is Grieving?

When a person is grieving it can be hard to know what to say. The empathy we feel may urge us to want to ‘take away’ a person’s suffering or distract them from painful feelings. We might feel uncomfortable with tears or worry that we have caused unne

What Do I Say When Someone Is Grieving?
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The Grief and Loss of Forgotten Australians

Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers are the 500,000+ adult survivors of institutional care homes in Australia during the last century (orphanages, foster homes and institutions). They are the now-adult children who were separated from their families.

The Grief and Loss of Forgotten Australians
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Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Arabic

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Arabic
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Ageing and self-compassion

This means consciously extending kindness to self, understanding that there is common humanity in suffering and having the ability to pay attention to the present moment without judgement. People high in self compassion may be more likely to act proa

Ageing and self-compassion
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Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Traditional

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Traditional
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Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Simplified

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Simplified
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LGBTI+, grief and loss and ageing

Grief is the natural response to loss, and most people, over time, adjust to loss in their own unique way. Sometimes, however, additional stressors or factors make loss more difficult to adapt to. Historically people who identify as lesbian, gay, b

LGBTI+, grief and loss and ageing
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Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021 Palliative Care Australia presented a webinar titled, Having a Yarn – Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country.

Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country
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Non-death Grief and Loss

Often these losses have no foreseeable end. There can be a sense of helplessness as the future looks unpredictable. There may also be a disparity between future hope and the reality of life. This disparity and ongoing painful feelings can cause chron

Non-death Grief and Loss
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Resilience and Aged Care

As we age, we are more likely to experience bereavement resulting from multiple deaths as well as non-death related grief and loss. We may experience losses such as a decline in our mental and physical health, loss of memory, loss of home as we kno

Resilience and Aged Care

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