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Bereavement Support

Banksia Palliative Care Service Inc.

Grief and Bereavement Support Services

The death of a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time. Banksia offers caring and respectful grief and bereavement services to all families of all of the people we felt privileged to care for.

 Grief and Bereavement support can provide you with:

  • Information and education on grief, loss and bereavement
  • Time to reflect, and explore common thoughts, feelings, and reactions to loss.
  • Strategies to support you and your family to manage the diverse and painful aspects of loss and uncertainty.
  • Companionship and comfort during a personal time of change, transition and adjustment.
  • Support and strategies to help you to learn to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

What we offer:

  • Grief and Bereavement counselling for individuals and families (including children) which targets the specific needs of the person/family.
  • Remembrance Services
  • Bereaved Coffee and Walking groups.

Our Bereavement Team is currently reviewing our services – please contact our office or your Social Worker to discuss how we can help you.


Grief and Bereavement Counselling

Grief and bereavement counselling is provided at no cost by an experienced, specialist-trained, expert counsellor to support a person and/or family who are grieving.

At Banksia, we recognize that grief occurs before the death of a loved one, during all the caring phases and through the difficult period of end of life care and beyond.

Counselling can support our clients, family members and carers through the challenging time of transition, loss and grief.

Sessions of up to 60 minutes are provided, and are offered onsite at our office in Heidelberg and via telehealth (online).

Appointments can be made by contacting our Grief and Loss Counsellor on 9455 0822 or by speaking to any member of the Banksia Team.



Banksia Remembrance Services:

Banksia offers bereaved families and friends the opportunity to participate in our Remembrance Services throughout the year.

This service, which we run ourselves, provides an opportunity for family and friends to remember… to take some time, and to think about the person who had died. The service includes readings, music and an opportunity to light a candle in memory – it is not religious, it is not culturally specific and is appropriate for any age.  After the service, our staff will be on-hand to chat to families and friends.

This service is open to bereaved family and friends of Banksia Palliative care clients.

For dates and registration, please click here.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Banksia on 9455 0822.



Walking Groups:

Our social walking groups are held each month in local parks, close to a cafe. It is a walking group for bereaved carers, designed to offer support and companionship during bereavement.

The group provides an opportunity for you to connect with others who shared a lived experience, and for informal support and friendship – each walk is followed by a coffee at a local cafe.

This is open to family and friends of former patients of Banksia Palliative Care clients.  A basic fitness level is required.

For dates and to register, please Click here. You can also register by phone 9455 0822.

Remembrance Service

Our next Remembrance Service for families and friends will be held on Thursday 14th December.

Click to register.

Bereavement Coffee and Walking Group

Click here for dates and information.