Support for bereaved families

John Rhind grief care

Families going through the stress of bereavement can require ongoing care and support, which is why we offer free bereavement care to our clients.

Free grief support

We offer families who have organised their loved one’s funeral with us a free grief support service with our bereavement counsellor.

We use a qualified counsellor who understands the challenges grieving can bring. They offer support, reassurance, and education, and can also refer you to other services if you need long term support.

We’ll contact you a few weeks after the funeral to see how you are coping and ask whether you’d like to use our grief support services. If you’d like to speak with someone before this, please call us on 03 379 9920 to book an appointment.

We also offer you a free copy of the book, Now What? A guide for people living with the death of someone close, written by grief counsellor, Lois Tonkin. A free poster called ‘Remembering to Live’ is also available for children.

Resources to help you in your grief

Loss & grief

Skylight Trust
Clear, compassionate guides for people navigating loss and grief.

Someone’s died

Te Hokinga ā Wairua
Information about what to do, and services that might be available to you, following the death of a loved one.

Grief & loss

Mental Health Foundation
Signs to look for, how the doctor can help, treatment options and strategies to support recovery.

Suicide loss

Skylight Trust
Clear, compassionate guides for people navigating loss and grief.

Grief centre

Grief and loss support for children, youth, adults, families, or whānau.

Wish you were here

A community for young people living with grief and loss in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We're here for you

If you need our help following the death of a loved one contact us any time of the day or night.

Christchurch (03) 379 9920
North Canterbury (03) 327 7499

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