Resources for Families

Articles of Interest

Over time we have found and written articles that may be of interest. A list of those articles can be found here.

AIFP Community Resources

We offer families a number of resources which may be of assistance at any of the stages of chronic or terminal illness, ageing, dying and death, funeral care and grief and counselling services.

If you know of any resources that you believe would benefit others please share them with our Communications Director at

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

1800 642 066


Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636


Cancer Council

Cancer Council NSW
Cancer Council QLD
Cancer Council SA
Cancer Council TAS
Cancer Council VIC
Cancer Council WA


Dementia Australia

(formerly Alzheimer's Australia)


Diabetes Victoria


The Heart Foundation




13 11 14



1800 55 1800


Mensline Australia

1300 78 99 78


Mesothelioma Grief Support

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One to Mesothelioma …a world of support for families affected by mesothelioma

It’s never easy to lose someone you love. Losing a loved one to an aggressive cancer such as mesothelioma can be even more difficult, because a family member or close friend may be taken far too soon, bringing a sense of shock with feelings of grief, sadness and even depression.

Mesothelioma Grief Support’s guide will help you cope with the loss, understand grief and how to support others as well as other information.

Download the Mesothelioma Grief Guide here.


Pregnancy, Birth, Baby

Learn about how children deal with grief and loss.


Pregnancy Loss Australia

Pregnancy Loss Australia (formerly known as Teddy Love Club) is a national support program for bereaved families who suffer the loss of their baby or babies from miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for foetal abnormality and neonatal loss through our early
support program and professional support services.

PLA provide a range of support services including:

·       Ongoing Professional Counselling

·       Free Call 1800 Bereavement Support Line

·       Online Bereavement Support groups

·       Support Group Meetings

·       First Australian Bear Giving Program

·       Informative one of its kind Resource Book

·       Complete Care Packs offered to every maternity hospital

·       Early Loss Care Packs

·       Cuddle Cot National Program

·       National Grief and Loss Library

·       Australia Wide Newsletter

PLA hope their website is a valuable, supportive resource for you. Please know you are always welcome to contact them to talk with someone who understands and cares.




Sands Australia
(National Council)

201/901 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill Victoria 3128

T (03) 9899 9414



National Bereavement Support

Telephone Support – 1300 0 SANDS (1300 072 637)

Volunteer parent supporters are on call 24/7.

Email support

Contact a local SANDS office

Sands - Qld

505 Bowen Terrace or
PO Box 934
New Farm Queensland 4005

t (07) 3254 3422
f (07) 3358 2533

Sands - S. A.

PO Box 380
Park Holme S.A. 5043

t (08) 8277 0304

Sands - Vic.

201/901 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill Victoria 3128
t (03) 9899 0217
f (03) 9899 0219

Sands - Tas.

t 0415 127 464


Other SANDS Support PDF's can be downloaded on a variety of topics...



Suicide Prevention Australia


Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

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