Join Us For A Quiz Night

17 May 2021

Need a fun night out?  The good team from Otumoetai Community Church are very kindly organising a quiz night with all proceeds going to help Grief Support Services. We would love it if you could join us. Come as an individual or as a team. There will be a $5 entry fee.  For details and to book tickets click...

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April 2021 Newsletter

14 April 2021

We have once again had a busy start to the year as we continue to support those experiencing grief and loss. We have welcomed three trainee counsellors, continued to expand our Suicide Bereavement Support services and have been accepted to partner with The Incubator on their new Arts Prescription programme. Click read more to go to the links for our newsletter.    Click here to read newsletter. Click here to download a PDF...

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Lifekeepers Free Suicide Prevention Training

17 March 2021

The LifeKeepers programme aims to equip communities and whānau with the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent suicide. To read more click...

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March 2021 SBS Newsletter

15 March 2021

Tena koe. We would like to give a quick update on what we have been doing. We are pleased to see our suicide bereavement support options and awareness of how we can support others is becoming more visible and accessed within our community. Click here to read newsletter.  Click here to download a PDF print version of the...

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3 Secrets of Resilient People

26 February 2021

Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies for developing the capacity to brave adversity, overcome struggle and face whatever may come head-on with fortitude and...

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Health Navigator: Grief

26 February 2021

Grief is the natural reaction to losing someone or something that you love or value. It is a normal part of life and includes emotional, physical and mental...

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How to cope with a pandemic during holidays

19 January 2021

How to cope with grief during the holidays and a pandemic fron CNN.  Click here to...

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December Newsletter

5 January 2021

December Newsletter. The team at Grief Support Services have had a busy few months as we continue our work to provide grief counselling sessions within the Western Bay of Plenty. While it isn’t straight forward to gauge if we are seeing more people due to the effects of Covid-19, it is apparent that the distress a lot of clients are suffering is being compounded by the effects of Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions. Long may our stay...

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Movie Screening

2 November 2020

Complimentary Movie...

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Weekend Sun Article

4 October 2020

Weekend Sun article on suicide bereavement support with Grief Support Services,  "Remembering those loved and lost"  Read more...

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Local After Suicide Support Groups

25 September 2020

Next group session starts early October...

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Annual General Meeting 2020

24 September 2020

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm Monday 12 October, at the Grief Support Services offices at 147 Chadwick Rd Greerton.  Full details...

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Winter 2020 Newsletter

8 July 2020

Winter Newsletter 2020 Read...

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June Newsletter

15 June 2020

June newsletter is now available to read.  Click...

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New after suicide support program

10 June 2020

  A new peer support after suicide service. A new...

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Weekend Sun Online Fundraiser Report

15 May 2020

Thanks for not coming Sarah Spicer who performed live at an online party for Grief Support Services.       Local lounges came alive with music on Tuesday night as Waihi-based singer/songwriter Sarah Spicer performed at a virtual gala for Tauranga’s Grief Support Services - GSS. Called ‘Thanks for Not Coming’, the online party was celebrating the end of Level 3 lockdown while...

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