Coping with unexpected death

The sudden death of someone you love is often a difficult time. Here you will find resources to help you.

Coronial Family Services

Coronial Family Services has counsellors who are skilled social workers and psychologists available to support the relatives and close friends of people whose deaths are being, or have been, investigated by a Queensland coroner.

Coronial Family Services

Understanding grief

Bereavement is a personal experience which will affect everyone at some time. It can't be fixed or fast-tracked. It has to be gone through. It will take as long as it takes, and it will hurt, at times, with an almost unbearable intensity.

Understanding grief

What can help?

Tips and strategies you can use to help navigate the grieving process.

What can help?

Children's grief

Children don't act out their grief the same way that adults do. The age of the child, or children, can also affect the way emotions are expressed.

Children's grief

Adolescents

Adolescents experience adult emotions without having an adult's ability to express what is happening.

Adolescents

Additional complications for those grieving

The circumstances in which someone has died can contribute to more intense feelings and confusion.

Additional complications for those grieving