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Coping with unexpected death

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


Descriptions and explanations about the signs of grief.

What can help?

Here you'll find tips and strategies you can use to help navigate the grieving process.

Children's grief

Information about how children may behave and express their emotions while grieving.


Here you'll find information about how teenagers experience grief.

Additional complications for those grieving

Resources and information about how the circumstances in which someone has died can contribute to more intense feelings and confusion.

Coronial family services

Contact information for our Coronial Family Service. Our counsellors are available to support the next of kin of people whose deaths are being, or have been, investigated by a Queensland Coroner.

Last updated: 20 April 2022