“The Dutch people are a little bit more open, probably in Australia we are a bit more of a death denying society than other cultures,” Rus-Hartland says.
“You help the dying person to farewell their life and loved ones, but you help the loved ones to farewell this person. So it works on both ends.”
The biennial Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference will be held in Manly, Sydney, which is widely known as Sydney’s premier beach and will take place from 8-10 August 2018, with one day pre conference workshops on 6 & 7 August 2018. Hosted at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, this is the ultimate seaside venue overlooking beautiful Manly beach.
Springvale Cemeteryin Victoria opened an on-site care and wellbeing centre, to help visitors grieve and connect.
Sandgate Cemetery in Newcastle and Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery last Monday evening held events for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorials.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has scheduled training workshops across Australia, including a series entitled "Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved". to be held in NSW, Victoria and WA.