EXPERIENCING LOSS OR GRIEF IS A PERSONAL THING. EVERYONE REACTS TO IT DIFFERENTLY.
There are many organisations and services available to support you and your family during what can be a very difficult time.
Below is a list of many of the services available across New Zealand, please take time to look through all of the services listed to see what is available in your area.
If you are a support service provider and would like to be listed please get in touch.
Also check out our Articles and Resources page for further information that may assist.
Teens Living with Cancer provides answers to the tricky questions that teens living with cancer want to know. It also provides information for family and friends as well as chances to connect with people affected by cancer.
Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end of life care and being clear about what treatments and care you might want. The time to make an advance care plan is now - whatever your age or state of health.
Race4Life enable people, living with life limiting illness, to realise dreams that they, and their families can cherish. Our mission is to seek to provide people, with the means to fulfil their wishes and therefore everything we do, will be driving towards the wherewithal, to make it happen.
Phone: 021 883 669
Huggable Hearts is a special FREE service provided to families in New Zealand who are experiencing the loss of a baby or child. We make hearts out of minky, fleece and flannel fabrics or we can even use a blanket or item you provide, which are then filled with a lot of love and rice, to the weight of the precious angel gone too soon.
Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc. is a small independent group of women offering their acknowledgement, empathy, psychological peer support, information and practical suggestions to help women who have experienced both the birth and the death of their baby.
Website: http://www.miscarriage.org.nz (100 pages)
Facebook: See website
Office Phone: 09 360 4034
Victim Support provides a free 24 / 7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. Our support helps victims find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma, at what might have suddenly become the worst time of their lives.
Phone: 0800 842 846
Age Concern New Zealand supports older people to make new social connections through group activities and one to one in-home volunteer visiting.
If you need advice or feel ready to meet some new people in a safe and supported way please contact your local Age Concern.
Contact Details: Contact Us
Facebook: Age Concern
Office Phone: 04 801 9338
Wellington City Libraries offer a Housebound Service for Wellingtonians. It is for people who are permanently unable to get to a library themselves.
Housebound residents are interviewed in their home to establish eligibility and a reading profile. Selections are made by Central Library staff, and delivered by volunteers every six weeks.
For further information check out this LINK.
Phone: (04) 801 4044
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Enquire about this Biography and Memoir writing service now.
Phone: (04) 236 778
ThroughBlue is a Wellington based support group for women who experience depression. The group is supported by two experienced counsellors.
Any woman is welcome to attend their regular meeting every Friday 12:30 - 2:30pm, in Willis Street, Wellington.
For further details please check out their website below.
Contact Details: Contact Us
Is the thought of clearing out your loved one's estate overwhelming?
When you are faced with the loss of a loved one, the process of sorting through their estate can be overwhelming. Move Managers takes the stress and hard work out of every aspect of sorting, selling, storing or transporting household items and preparing a property for sale.
It's easy to get started. Just give them a call.
Phone: 0800 389 957
The Wellington Womens Boarding House is a Wellington based boarding house that provides low cost accommodation for single women on low incomes or in transition. For over 20 years it has been able to provide a home to single women who need a safe place to stay, during what can be a difficult time in their lives.
If this sounds like you and you need accommodation, contact our House Manager
Phone: (04) 977-0453
When you have lost a loved one and it is time to attend to the family home, the task can appear daunting. This is where Estate Matters can help.
Based in Christchurch, Estate Matters provides services across the wider Canterbury region. With their expertise, assisting you to sort through your loved ones estate, you can be rest assured it will be done with compassion and care.
Get in touch with the team, for an obligation-free quote.
Phone: 03 354 6011
Facebook: Estate Matters NZ