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BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

The Palliative Care Bereavement Counsellor

Bereavement counselling is a confidential discussion about loss and the impact it can have. It allows people to express their grief, to be supported and to learn about their needs and ways of coping. Counselling can be useful several months into a grief experience or even much later, although not everyone wants or needs grief counselling.

Counselling may be helpful if you feel you are struggling with your grief, if your days and relationships with others appear to be getting worse over time or if you feel that there is no one else you can talk to about what you are going through.

What services does the Palliative Care Bereavement Counsellor provide?
  • Bereavement counselling for bereaved family members, carers and friends after the death of a loved one.
  • Other forms of support for bereaved family members and carers (for example: support groups, bereavement information/resources, referral, regular memorial services at Mt Druitt and Westmead).
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Who can access this service?
  • Family members, carers and friends of someone who died and was known to our Palliative Care Service (in hospital or the community); AND who live in the Western Sydney Local Health District area (including Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd & Parramatta LGAs). 
Locations

Most bereavement counselling sessions are provided from the Mt Druitt Palliative Care Unit with some sessions provided from Westmead Hospital.

Appointments may also be available at alternative locations if required – contact for further information.

Mt Druitt Palliative Care Unit

75 Railway St

Mt Druitt NSW 2770

Westmead Hospital

Cnr Darcy and Hawkesbury Rds

Westmead NSW 2145

How to arrange an appointment

All inquiries and appointments can be made by calling 9881 1723, Monday to Friday between 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Contact information

Kristin Bindley

Palliative Care Bereavement Counsellor

Ph (Direct): 9881 1723

Ph (Mt Druitt): 9881 1695

Email: kristin.bindley@health.nsw.gov.au

Lifeline provide 24 hour telephone support on 13 11 14

Further Information

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