Support

Links

Australia

Support – Including grief, advocacy and helping others National Association of Grief & Loss (VIC) Australia The Association is vividly aware of the vital importance of public acknowledgment of situations of loss and grief which have an impact on an individual, their family or on the broader community.

Healing Hearts Foundation (AUST) Healing Hearts Foundation website, designed to offer comfort and easy access to parents, siblings, friends and families coping with the loss of a child or loved one.

VOCAL – The Victim’s of Crime Assistance League Inc (NSW) Aust VOCAL, The Victims of Crime Assistance League Inc NSW, was established in 1989 and offers support services to all victims of crime.

Crime Victims Support Association Inc (VIC) Aust C.V.S.A is run by victims of crime to assist any person or persons who becomes a victim of any criminal act in the State of Victoria.

Enough is Enough NSW (Aust) A long term antiviolence project based on personal responsibility and reform by education.

Angel Hands For family & friends of homicide victims WA.

Bereavement Care Centre The Centre’s goals are to provide comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved (i.e. approximately the first two years after the death of someone with whom they have a significant relationship).

Grieflink Grieflink is an information resource on death-related grief for the community and professionals.

Family of Friends of Missing Persons NSW The FFMPU provides information and support for families and friends of missing persons, service providers in the missing persons sector, and community members affected by the loss of a missing person.

 Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is a not for profit organisation established to provide a range of education, counselling, research and clinical services for those working in and affected by experiences of grief and bereavement.

The Australian Child and Adolescent, Trauma, Loss and Grief Network The Australian Child and Adolescent, Trauma, Loss and Grief Network links parents, members of the community and professionals to share experiences and resources on the care of children and youth experiencing the impact of trauma, loss and grief.

Grandparents Riasing Grandchildren – Mission Australia Support Program Mission Australia’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Program in the Shoalhaven region, NSW comprises a range of initiatives to assist grandparent-headed families to develop their parenting skills, confidence and self esteem, while developing a support network with others in a similar situation.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW A resource for grandparents, relatives and kinship carers providing timely and useful information on services, networks, tips, stories and support available to carers.

Victims’ Rights
Victims Services Victims Services is part of the Attorney General’s Department of NSW and consists of the Victims Compensation Tribunal, the Victims of Crime Bureau and the Victims Advisory Board. The three bodies work together to help victims of crime in New South Wales access services and entitlements to assist in their recovery. An additional role of the Victims of Crime Bureau is to co-ordinate support to families and friends of missing people.

The Witness Assistance Service The Witness Assistance Service is a part of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and is staffed by professionally qualified workers. WAS provides a range of services to meet the needs of victims of crime and witnesses appearing in court matters prosecuted by the DPP. The Service aims to reduce the trauma to crime victims.

Information
Mental Health Review Tribunal MHRT has responsibility for the management of Forensic Patients, having been found not guilty under the Mental Health Act.

Australasian Directory of Victim Support Australia Inc Victim Services The Association exists to advance the interests of people victimised by crime and encourage the development of support services throughout Australia, whilst striving towards a crime free society.

Australian Institute of Criminology General criminology & criminal justice resources (Aust)

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health The ACPMH offers a unique blend of scientific and clinical knowledge to provide the best possible outcomes in post traumatic mental health.

Australian Institute of Family Studies  Trauma, Grief and Loss Web Resources Department of Justice (WA) Aust To help guide citizens through their rights and responsibilities under Western Australian law, the Department of the Attorney General operates Law Compass. This community gateway aims to signpost people’s way through major life events and the legal system.

Lawlink NSW Lawlink is the online portal to law and justice agencies and services in NSW.  Lawlink is hosted by the Department of Attorney General and justice. Department of Attorney General and Justice NSW

The Department of Attorney General and Justice NSW administrers the courts, tribunals, laws and justice programs of the State.



New Zealand

Red Raincoat NZ Trust The main focus of the Trust is to offer victims of homicide the aid and rehabilitation services required to restore as much normality as possible to their lives by helping with any practical advice and assistance deemed appropriate.
“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 the day or night. info@hvsgnsw.org.au