Calling all writers for Grieve Project

Are you a budding writer? Or already widely published? Just a reminder that Grieve 2021 is calling for submissions from all Australian writers, published or unpublished. The Grieve Project, hosted by Hunter Writer’s Centre, is an annual writing project that invites writers to express their experiences with grief.  The entries are collated into a printed [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:42:34+10:00April 19th, 2021|News|0 Comments

How Play School’s Little Ted is helping parents and kids talk about death and grief

From Mufasa in The Lion King to the loss of Bambi's mother, death is never far from a children's film. Yet for many parents, figuring out the right time — and language — to explain the cycle of life can be extremely challenging, especially when it comes after a death that's closer to home than [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:49:58+10:00August 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

I Tried To Give My Dying 8-Year-Old Son A ‘Good’ Death. Here’s How.

Since before he was born, we’d done everything we could to give our son a good life. Dad started socking away college savings in a 529 plan before he was even born and I stayed up late researching top preschools. By the time he was 4, I dutifully drove him to piano and swim lessons. [...]

By |2019-04-30T11:02:13+10:00April 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How the internet is changing the way we grieve

People don’t die in the same way that they used to. In the past, a relative, friend, partner would pass away, and in time, all that would be left would be memories and a collection of photographs. These days the dead are now forever present online and digital encounters with someone who has passed away [...]

By |2018-08-16T12:48:33+10:00August 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Death and the Maiden – How women deal with grief

Today is International Widow's Day - June 23. Women are way more likely than men to experience the death of their partner and not surprisingly, this can severely impact on their physical and mental well-being. An article by Dr Anna Pedrosa Carrasco in the European Association for Palliative Care Blog explains that for palliative care [...]

By |2017-06-23T18:08:20+10:00June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Death and Dying at the Powerhouse

Magical thinking, derangement, hauntings, superstitions, myths, celebrations and rituals. In subtle and not so subtle ways our reactions to loss reflect an social anthropology of death and dying – of how we make sense of death, and life. If you are in the Sydney area you might be interested in these events at the Powerhouse [...]

By |2017-02-02T14:54:18+10:00February 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments
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