Support

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

Managing life transitions

By Melinda Phillips

Many transitions, large and small, occur at the beginning of the calendar year in Australia.  Children start primary school for the first time and young people may start high school, their senior secondary years, or further study.  Family relocations due to work or study may take place over the long summer break, and new jobs may also commence.  We know that change is an inevitable part of life, however sometimes we don't see the broader impact of life transitions until we are trying to deal with the consequences.