Welcome to MyGriefAssist™ - a place where you will find a broad range of helpful information on loss and grief.

Coping with grief can be a daunting, difficult time in anyone's life. Whether you're looking to support someone you know or if you need help for yourself, you'll find something valuable here.

Grief is a very natural and normal reaction which we go through whenever our lives are challenged by change, loss or death. Yet something so natural as grief is often not well understood in our society. This means people’s needs are often misunderstood leaving them feeling anxious, hurt and alone.

This website aims to bring you practical, contemporary information in the form of easy to read factsheets, book lists, videos and links to support services.

For something a little different we have created our Inspirations - postcards, quotes, songs and movie titles - all themed around loss and grief, growth and new beginnings. We regularly add new material, information and monthly updates.

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Doris Zagdanski

About Doris Zagdanski

Website Convenor
Author & Educator

Whilst Doris began her career as a high school teacher, for the past 30 years she has been involved in the funeral industry. She has worked on the front line as a funeral director, helping families to arrange funerals and she has volunteered her time in bereavement support groups. Since 1994, she has been employed as a senior manager with InvoCare - Australasia's largest group of funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria.

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Free postcards

Thoughtful reflections to read or download and print.

Ever had a memory that sneaks out of your eyes and rolls down your cheek...
There are things in life that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we don't want to live without but have to let go.
I don't think of the misery but of all the beauty that still remains
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Informative grief videos

This exclusive video 'Coping with your grief' by Doris
Zagdanski describes the impact of grief, complemented by
beautiful photography and set to music.

Follow Doris Zagdanski in this video as she answers questions
adults often ask. She includes how to explain death, burial
or cremation, and how to include children in funerals and viewings.

Monthly updates


Monthly updates - December 2016

 

 

 

 


DECEMBER 2016
MONTHLY UPDATES

Poem: It's Christmas but I'm Sad



Recent updates - December 2016

 

 

 

 


DECEMBER 2016
MONTHLY UPDATES

Famous deaths - Roy Orbison



Recent updates - December 2016

 

 

 

 


DECEMBER 2016
MONTHLY UPDATES

Famous deaths in December



Promoted factsheet

 

 

 

 


NOVEMBER 2016
FACTSHEETS

Intuitive versus instrumental grievers


Helpful grief links

CanTeen - Young people living with cancer
SIDS and Kids - Still birth & neonatal support
Breast Cancer Network Australia - Breast cancer support & information
Bereaved by suicide - For individuals & families bereaved by suicide

List your support group

Get your grief support group listed on MyGriefAssist

We provide access to a large number of support communities across Australia.


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MyGriefAssist™ is a community service initiative provided by InvoCare, a global company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange that operates funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria around Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.