If you are worried about your reactions or feelings, please call us on 02 8833 8400 or toll free 1800 191 777 any time of day or night.
Having just been confronted with the terrible loss of your loved one, having to organise necessities and the funeral is the furthest thing from your mind. We hope that the information provided will ease this burden somewhat and provide you with some guidance.
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.
Having just been confronted with the terrible loss of your loved one, having to organise necessities and the funeral is the furthest thing from your mind. We hope that the information below will ease this burden somewhat and provide you with some guidance.
dealing with grief
Having just been confronted with the terrible loss of your loved one, When a friend or relative is murdered, you can experience a number of reactions. Everyone is different of course, and these reactions vary considerably depending on how close a friend you were, how often you saw them and numerous other factors.
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.
There are many things you can do to help alleviate some of the emotional pain associated with this traumatic experience and it is important to talk to a counsellor or other supportive person about this.
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.