At the Grief Centre, we provide support, advice & counselling to help those affected by loss and grief.
The death of a loved one shifts the whole foundation of our life. Nothing is as it was. Even what was most familiar, seems in a strange way unfamiliar. It is as though we have to learn a new language, a new way of being. Even the face in the mirror sometimes seems the face of a stranger.
The Grief Centre
The Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust (Grief Centre) is a Registered Charity established in 2009 to assist and support those affected by grief and loss.
Loss and grief are issues facing many in our communities. Until now little has been available to truly help those needing assistance.
Find out how we can help
At the Grief Centre we offer a variety of services, including Counselling, Support Groups, Information and Resources, Training, and books for sale to assist those that are grieving.
Upcoming Support Groups
Support Group for Bereaved parents -Central Auckland
If you have experienced the death of a child of any age would you be interested in attending a support group with others who may have been through similar experiences?
The Grief Centre is running an eight week group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. The death may have been health related, accidental, or by any other means. The group is being facilitated by qualified and experienced counsellors. Each week we will look at different aspects of the grief and loss experience, giving you the opportunity to talk about your loss, and reflect on the changes this has brought to your life. With this may come new understanding of what has happened to you and ways to adjust to this huge loss.
The group will be held on Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm. Start date and venue to be confirmed, we are hoping to start in late July or early August. Registration essential. Click here for the flyer.
Loss and Grief Awareness Week
This week will help New Zealanders to:
- Understand more about the challenging impact of loss and grief
- Find ways to support grieving children, teens and adults that make a difference
- Find the right help and support when it's needed.
For more information and activities and information on offer, please see the official website
for the week, and visit Facebook: New Zealand Loss &Grief Awareness Week.
The Grief Centre will be hosting a morning tea for those working in the area of loss and grief, on Tuesday the 29th July, 10.30-12 to provide an opportunity for networking and sharing information on the work being done.
Friday August the 1st is Light a Candle Night,
and everyone is welcome to come along to The Grief Centre and light a candle to remember and honour a loss you have experienced of any kind. You are invited to then join us for a cup of tea and a chance to talk with others. This will be held at 92 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, from 6-7pm.
Keep an eye on our website for any other activities.
ou need to talk to someone else:If you need help outside of these hours and if it is an emergency or you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm - phone 111
A A A A The Working with Simple and Complex Trauma
The Grief Centre presents a workshop over two days in June with Dr Judy Lightstone. This workshop will introduce participants to the continuum of trauma-induced problems and to the specifics of working through and integrating both simple adult-onset, and complex childhood chronic traumatic feelings and somatic reactions. Limited to 25 participants.
Tuesday the 10th and Saturday the 14th June, to be held at The Grief Centre, 92 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead. Please see the attached flyer for all the details including costs and registration information.
Have you ever wished that you could have all that awesome Entertainment™ Book content on your mobile phone? Well this year you can!!! This year the Entertainment™ Book will be going digital! The Brand new Digital Membership puts all of the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your smartphone. With ‘near me’ technology and the ability to show and save using a phone, this is perfect for the person on-the-go, with no card or voucher to present!
20% of the sale from every Book and Membership goes to us to help us to raise funds this year for our end of year production. Entertainment™ Books and Digital Memberships will be available from the first week of April.
New Resources Available
We have recently produced a set of resource booklets for people experiencing loss and grief following a death. Please go to our Resource section for more details and to view the booklets.