by Avonside


Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one. There is a range of services and support available when you or someone you know is experiencing grief and loss.

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day.



Skylight 0800 299 100

The Lowdown - Grief and Loss

Grief Centre

Grief Support Services

Grief Support for young adults

Young People and Grief

Helping young people to deal with loss

Grief - Mental Wealth

National Family Services Directory for information about services that and help with parenting, family support, special needs, family violence, custody and access, child behaviour, life skills, counselling, addiction, sexual abuse, grief and loss.

Canterbury Māori Health Providers Māori Health Providers

Māori & Pasifika Health Māori & Pasifika Health Providers

After a Suicide website offering practical information when someone you love has died by suicide

Supporting your Teens Mental Health

Understanding and Supporting my Young Person

 Need to Talk

Asian Family Counselling Services 0800 862 342

Chinese Lifeline – 0800 888 880 (for people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese)

Kidsline 0800 54 37 54

Lifeline 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text ‘Help’ to 4357

Samaritans 0800 726 666

What's Up 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18-year-olds; 1 pm to 11 pm)

Youthline 0800 376 633, free text 234

HeyBro 0800 439 276 For men who feel they are going to harm a loved one.

Rural Support Trust for people in rural communities dealing with financial or personal challenges. 0800 787 254

Refugees as Survivors psychological support for refugees and asylum seekers 0800 472 769

24/7 HELPline support for sexual abuse survivors 0800 623 1700

 In a Crisis