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Media Release - My Grief App Multicultural Collaboration Announced
7 September 2021
"The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) and the AMES Australia, the nation's the pre-eminent settlement agency, delivering services to over 30,000 clients a year, today announced a collaboration to extend access of the My Grief App to a wider multicultural community."
The announcement comes as Australia continues to battle the impact of COVID-19 across the nation.
In a joint statement, Catherine Scarth, CEO of AMES Australia and Christopher Hall, CEO of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, said the two organisations will utilise their resources to develop pathways to include a multicultural format in the My Grief App which provides information, tools and resources to support people experiencing grief and bereavement.
Christopher Hall said "currently, the My Grief App has some links to information sheets in a number of languages, however, the app a first-of-its-kind bereavement support tool, is constantly being reviewed to increase its use and services".
Catherine Scarth said combining the vast 70 years extensive experience of AMES, its direct operation of the multicultural programs through its settlement, employment and education services, and with access to the information and free services from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement will provide valuable assistance to our multicultural communities and other agencies.
Available on both the Apple® and Android® mobile platforms, this free application places high quality bereavement information and support in the palm of your hand, and is available Australia wide. Mr Hall said "every persons experience of bereavement is different. By answering a few questions, the App can provide you with a number of tailored strategies which best address your needs following a loss".
About the My Grief App.
This free mobile application provides practical strategies for families and friends on how best to support someone in the midst of their bereavement.
Given the massive impact of COVID-19 on the Australian community, the My Grief App has a wider application within the community by linking to high quality resources.
The My Grief App is easily downloaded to a mobile phone or tablet.
The My Grief App also provides links to other free services. Click
to access resources and fact sheets.
With just a swipe on your mobile phone you can access the support that can help you assist family and friends at a difficult time.
- 24-hour access to support.
- Your information is anonymous and remains confidential.
- Learn how to support a bereaved person – what to say and what to do.
Aged Care Resources Aged Grief Resources and Fact Sheets
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1996 to provide a range of education, training, research and professional service options for those working in the area of grief and bereavement.
AMES Australia. Since 1945 over 7 million people from 180 countries have migrated to Australia. 2016 census data revealed that nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians are born overseas or have one or both parents born overseas.
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My Grief App Multicultural Collaboration Announced.
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