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Services for Children

The National Centre for Childhood Grief was established as a charitable organisation in 1994 by Dianne & Mal McKissock to address the needs of bereaved children and young people (3-18 years). The Centre is called, 'A Friend's Place' to minimise the likelihood of embarrassment or stigmatisation.

The 'Primary Centre', based in Sydney, provides individual and group counselling for young people, support for care givers, advice for teachers and other care givers, and training and clinical supervision for professionals and volunteers (see Course Calendar for details).

National Centre for Childhood  Grief - A Friend's Place

It is hoped that people trained and supervised at the NCCG will eventually provide mobile services at a range of geographical locations throughout NSW, and later in other states.

A Friend's Place receives no external funding. It is totally funded by the Bereavement CARE Centre and all donations are welcome.

Click here to go to the National Centre for Childhood Grief website.

Board Members
Ric Taylor - Chairman
Mal McKissock
Rachel McLennon
Nina Olle

Office Manager - Valda Tucker

Co-Ordinator of Counselling Services - Ella Bullen

Services Provided by NCCG

Assessment session for parent/caregiver - $150

Charity Ambassador
Henri Szeps
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Services provided by The National Centre for Childhood Grief (A Friend's Place)

Note: GST applies to all goods and services on this website except for counselling.

Individual Counselling/Support
Cost: This service is currently provided free

Group Counselling/Support
Cost: $10 per group / $8 per child if more than 1 child attends group sessions.

Assessment Sessions for Parents/Care givers

Normal fee - $150 for session up to two hours (once only fee)

For pensioners or others experiencing financial difficulties (free in special circumstances)

Cocurrent Groups for Care givers (focus on bereaved children)
Cost: Service provided free after initial assessment session

For professionals and volunteers. Click here to see courses we offer.

Clinical Supervision
Available on a fee for service basis. See Course information individual or small group.


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