People experience grief in many ways. The grief and loss journeys relating to bereavement and dementia can bring intense feelings of sadness, confusion, anger, guilt and fear, as well as memories of happier times. Blue Care’s Grief and Loss programs provide extra support and a safe environment in which to share these journeys of grief and loss.

Our courses

Our courses take the form of group meetings conducted with trained facilitators, who provide emotional, social and practical support for group members. We find participants benefit from sharing their experiences in the safety of a small group. Find out about our courses below.

Grief and Loss for Loss of a Loved One

At Blue Care, our free Grief and Loss program has been operating since 1990 and is open to anyone who is experiencing grief through the loss of a loved one. We aim to:

  • Provide information on the grief process, stages of grief, and the individual nature of each journey.
  • Offer practical advice following the loss of a loved one.
  • Provide emotional and social support.
  • Provide effective coping skills.

In this structured program, you will meet in a group of up to eight people for two hours a week over eight weeks.

Download our Grief and Loss for Loss of a Loved One Brochure here

Grief, Loss and Dementia

Our new Grief, Loss and Dementia program commences in 2020. This free program allows space for the feelings and emotions that are experienced while caring for someone who is living with dementia. We aim to:

  • Increase knowledge about dementia.
  • Provide an understanding of needs and responses to grief and loss.
  • Validate feelings within the journey.
  • Provide support or strategies for wellbeing.
  • Promote self-care and resilience.

In this program, you will meet with a small group of people for two hours a week over three weeks.

Find your nearest group

Blue Care Grief and Loss programs are available in the following areas of Queensland:

  • Brisbane
  • Chinchilla
  • Gold Coast
  • Kingaroy
  • Rockhampton
  • Roma
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Stanthorpe
  • Toowoomba
  • Warwick

Please call 07 3253 4229 to find out more, or send us an email at the address below for more information.

Become a facilitator

At Blue Care, we operate a two-day, live-in course for volunteer facilitators. If you would like to become a volunteer facilitator, please send us an email at the address below to enquire about the next course.

Download our Facilitator Training Program here

Enquire now

To find out more about our grief and loss programs or becoming a facilitator, please contact us via email at griefandlossprogram@bluecare.org.au.

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