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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 support for people living with loss and grief of any sort- including grief from bereavement, separation, illness, isolation and other life changes. We offer a range of services including a formal counselling service and are here to provide tailored support for your individual situation.


    We have 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.


    Invercargill: Drop-In all week
    Monday - Friday; 10am - 4pm

    Gore: Weekly Drop-In
    Every Monday; 9.30am-1pm

    Winton: Appointment Based
    By appointment

    Mataura: Appointment Based
    By appointment

    Ohai: Appointment Based
    By appointment

    Te Anau: Appointment Based
    By appointment

    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.


    General Grief Group
    An opportunity to comae along and meet others living with grief.



    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 starting at $50 per session including GST

    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 drop in or support groups but we do appreciate a koha/donation.

    Counselling sessions are heavily subsidised and start at $50 per session including GST.

    The Loss and Grief Centre is reliant on Community donations and grants.

    Workshops are run at a cost to participants.