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Loss and Grief Centre

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    We are here to help with your issues of Loss and Grief.

    We offer free support for people living with loss and grief of any sort- including grief from bereavement, separation, illness, isolation and other life changes. We are not a formal counselling service but are here to provide tailored support for your individual situation.


    We have seven contractors who work across all our locations.


    Drop In Service


    We are open throughout the week. Call in for a cuppa and a chat. We will do our best to help you find the support you feel comfortable with.



    Monday  1:00PM - 5:00PM 
    Tuesday  1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday  9:00AM - 1:00PM 
    Thursday  9:00AM - 1:00PM 
    Friday  1:00PM - 5:00PM 


     Monday  9:00AM - 1:00PM


    1st Friday of each month  10:00AM - 2:00PM 


    Monday 10th September  1:00PM - 3:00PM 
    Monday 8th October 1:00PM - 3:00PM 
    Monday 12th November  1:00PM - 3:00PM 
    Monday 10th December 1:00PM - 3:00PM 

    Ohai: Appointment Based Monthly Visits - Opening August 2020

     4th Thursday of each month   
    Thursday 27th August  
    Thursday 24th September  
    Thursday 22nd October  
    Thursday 26th November  


    Te Anau: Appointment Based Monthly Visits - Contact us to arrange support

    Support Groups

    For Support Groups dates please go to 

    Men's Support Group
    Meet with other men experiencing loss and grief in a warm, supportive environment.


    Women's Support Group
    Meet other women living with grief in a safe and supportive environment.


    Parent's Group
    Meet with other parents experiencing grief in a safe and supportive environment.


    Suicide Support Group
    Meet with others living with suicide grief.


    Pregnancy Loss Support Group
    Meet with others experiencing pregnancy related loss and grief in a warm, supportive environment.


    Christian Support Group
    Meet with other Christians experiencing loss and grief in a warm, supportive environment.


    Parents of Children with a Disability Support Group
    Meet with other parents raising a child with a disability in a warm, supportive environment.


    Please contact us if there's a support group we're not currently offering that you'd be interested in.

    Subsidised Counselling

    Subsidised Counselling is available with a charge of $40 per session

    Community Care Service


    The community care service offers support to those who are unable to physically attend the loss and grief centre during open drop in hours. This service is designed to offer wider support to Southlanders living with loss and grief.

    Community Care can be provided at an individual's home, rest home or school.

    Maternacare Service

    Free support available for whanau who have experienced baby or pregnancy loss including:

    • 5 free counselling sessions
    • access to monthly support groups
    • resource pack


    There is no cost to use our services but we do appreciate a koha/donation.

    The Loss and Grief Centre is reliant on Community donations.

    Workshops are run at a cost to participants.