Good Grief, This Hurts: Supporting children and young people to manage the impact of death on their lives

The Good Grief, This Hurts symposium seeks to build awareness around what to do when a child has experienced the death of a significant person in their life. This event is for anyone in the community who is caring for a child who has been impacted by death – family members and friends, teachers, guidance counsellors, health care providers, private counsellors/psychologists and community-based youth focused organisations.

The symposium program will be structured around the three themes of Heart, Head and Hand.


The Heart work will invite participants to explore their personal relationship with grief.


The Head work involves sharing the stories and experiences of children and young people impacted by death in their lives.


The Hand work explores creative approaches for actively supporting grieving children and young people in the home, school and broader community and strategies for knowing ‘what to do when things aren’t going so well’.

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Heart, Head and Hand


Monday, 21 October 2019


(registration from 8.30am)


The Honour Room, Foundation Building, Somerville House
17 Graham Street, South Brisbane, 4101


$85 for health professionals
Bereaved families are welcome to attend free of charge

Register here