Good Grief

The Grieve Writing Project

Good Grief is proud to be a long-term sponsor of the Grieve Writing Project, held by the Hunter Writer’s Centre annually. Entrants contribute a piece of prose or poetry about grief. Born out of a desire to connect the Arts with important Social Issues in the Hunter Region, the Grieve Writing Project has grown year-on-year. The Good Grief Award is for a work about grief or loss other than death. The 2017 award went to Kathy Childs for her outstanding piece, “The Man in the Mirror”.

Talking to Someone who is Grieving

By Nina Watts-Carrier

People can be overwhelmed when confronted with what to say to someone who is grieving. People may think that they need to make the griever feel better, to alleviate their pain or they may avoid the person altogether because they don’t know what to say. The reality is that you are probably not going to be able to make them feel better, you cannot take away their pain and it can be incredibly hurtful to not acknowledge the person and their loss.

Keep It Simple

Companion Profile - Glenda Kauta

I became involved with Seasons for Growth in 2007 when I was looking to help some grieving students. I am a Family Support Worker and, back then, I was working for 6 schools in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. I came across Seasons for Growth on the internet and immediately booked in for training.

I wish I had known about Seasons for Growth 20 years ago when my husband passed away leaving me with a 7-year-old and a fourteen-year-old still at home!