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.
About Doris Zagdanski
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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Grief inspiration and resources
Below is a variety of resources designed to provide you with helpful information like our Factsheets, Videos, Book list and Links to support services as well as our Inspirations – Quotations, Songs, Movies and Poetry – all sharing themes of love and loss, grief and new beginnings.
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.