Just For Kids - The Bearing Up Club - Click Here to Play fun Games

Welcome to the Bereavement Care Centre



This statement was developed by a workgroup at the meeting of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement in Victoria, British Columbia on April 28 – May 3, 2013. You have full permission to translate the document into other languages, and to distribute it via websites, blogs, the media, and other venues. It is our intention that the message be shared widely.

When does a broken heart become a mental disorder?

Rarely, if ever.

But don’t tell that to the American Psychiatric Association, which has just released its fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is a catalogue of mental disorders, hundreds of them, each trailing a listing of symptoms. The manual informs selection of a diagnosis, which is required by U.S. insurance companies for reimbursement for mental health care.

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Floods & Bushfires Effecting Children

Below is a link to information and resources pages which are continuously updated in response to the floods and bush-fire emergencies affecting many Australian children and young people.

The site also provides some direct links to fact sheets, booklets and other resources that can be obtained from well-recognised Australian and international websites.

In particular, we refer you to the Australian Resources for locally relevant material.

Early Trauma Grief
Children & Young People Affected by Diasters

The Bereavement Care Centre

Welcome to the Bereavement Care Centre. Our goals are to provide comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved.

The Bereavement Care Centre offers complete bereavement care services including bereavement counselling, educational courses, educational books & DVDs and information for bereaved adults and children. Go to the Resources section on our menu for links to our services.

This website is also a place where people can publish dedications to their deceased loved ones for friends and family to read.

We also have a secure online shop where you can purchase our books and DVDs on bereavement counselling and support books for bereaved people. If you are applying for one of our bereavement counselling courses, our online shop also provides an easy payment method for your course fees.

Our Bearing Up Club is a fun website just for kids where they can see funny animated characters and play games such as connect 4 and Simon Says. When in the Bearing Up Club click on the "SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL" for a fun earth shattering experience!


Joining Forces - Leading Support Groups for Bereaved Adults
Joining Forces
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The Magic of Memories - Helping Children Live With Grief
The Magic of Memories
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Bereavement Care, Support, Education and Resources


Central Coast Websites
Bereavement Care Centre Home Page A Friend's Place - Click Here to go to www.childhoodgrief.org.au website