A directory of other support services available that may also be able to assist.
The concept of Ebony House came about after Christine Simpson, from her own experiences, identified the need for some kind of ‘recovery’ centre for people affected by the murder of a loved one.
Support meetings and weekends are an excellent opportunity for you to meet other who have experience the death of a loved one through murder.
1800 191 777 – Someone is available to talk to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week free of charge.
Counselling – means talking through your problems, issues and feelings with someone who is trained to help people to do just that.
Live a day at time. Do something special for yourself every day.
The Men’s Group is a support network that, as the name suggests, is a service that HVSG offers men, young and old.
Children do grieve. Children mourn the loss of someone special in a similar manner as do adults. They feel the loss and pain of a separation very strongly, they just don’t express their pain in the same manner.
In the weeks and months after a murder, you may experience some reactions to this traumatic event. Considering what has happened to you, these reactions are normal, healthy and understandable.
An important point to consider before speaking to the media – always check with the police in charge of your case beforehand, as you do not want anything you say to impact on the police investigation.