Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to a loss. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial effort.

The grieving process takes time and healing usually happens gradually. Feelings of loss and sadness may never go away, but with time the grief will lighten. It's normal for a person to experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses. It's important to remember that everyone deals with death and loss very differently.

At W.D. Rose & Joseph Allison Funerals, we appreciate how different cultures and religions may see death, loss and grief from different perspectives. Our caring and experienced funeral directors fully understand the effects of grief on people, and they are dedicated in assisting you in your time of need.

In this section, we have provided a list of useful online resources to help you understand the true nature of grief, and to help you cope with it better.

If you would like to talk to one of our funeral directors, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9250 1234.

In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.

Other useful links on Coping with Grief

MyGriefAssist - Grief Information, Education & Training

Grief resources can be found at MyGriefAssist, a website devoted to grief information, education and training on the topic.

Noted Australian author and speaker on grief, Doris Zagdanksi, has drawn together a wealth of information that is vital for anyone coping with, or helping someone to cope with grief on the MyGriefAssist website.

A former educator and involved in the funeral industry for more than 30 years, Doris has assisted people to move through grief of all types. There is a broad range of information, inspirational books, quotes and media, and a series of practical fact sheets that speak plainly, helping you make sense of this challenging emotion, all available online.