Category: News

New Resource – Supporting a young person bereaved by suicide

Keep it truthful and consistent—It might be hard to say but say it. Give correct information in a loving, direct and compassionate way Encourage them to talk about it and ask questions whenever they need to. Understand the grieving process. Young people will often want to spend time together, so allow them time. headspace have... Read more

Thankyou

A big thank you to the Geelong Cemeteries Trust for their ongoing support of Hope. As well as their donation of $4400 this week, the Trust also help fund the Voice of Hope (formally Snowflake) Read more

Hope services: the same but different…

Changes to Hope Service Delivery due to Covid-19 Current clients We know how bereavement can leave us feeling very isolated. Add the need to self-isolate and this can make these feelings even more intense. The worlds focus on the corona virus can make us feel like our grief is insignificant and the constant focus on... Read more

COVID-19 IMPACTS ON SUPPORT FROM HOPE BEREAVEMENT – UPDATE 2

17 March 2020 12pm Hope is open for business, however, will have significant changes to how we offer our support. Hope is committed to ensuring that we continue to provide you with bereavement support. As you know we’ve been keeping up-to-date and considering our response to the unfolding situation with COVID-19. We have taken in... Read more

COVID-19 Impacts on Support from Hope Bereavement – Update 1

16 March 2020 11am Hope is open for business. Hope are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide you with bereavement support. We will balance this with our commitment to our staff and limiting the risk to all people that use our services and the community. We ask that if you are feeling unwell... Read more

2020 Charity Sports Breakfast

Over the last year, together with our partners Red Nose and Jesuit Social Services, we have provided individual support for over 200 people as well as groups and remembrance events for another 300 people. Hope does not receive any government funding and relies on the generosity and support of local businesses and the Geelong Community.... Read more

Hope Bereavement Care provides vital support for Geelong adults grieving a loved one

Since 2011, Hope Bereavement Care has provided loss and grief counselling for adults in the Geelong region. Supported by the Geelong Community Foundation, the Hope Adult Counselling Service offers information, support and counselling for people 18 years and older, who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. Hope also provides support... Read more

Geelong’s Massive Murray Paddle adventurer kayaks 400km for Hope

Before he started training for the Massive Murray Paddle, John Hoiles had never set foot in a kayak. After training along the Barwon River for almost a year, Mr Hoiles and friend Tony Martin embarked on an epic 400km journey in a two-man kayak, along the Murray River from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill. The friends... Read more

Hope Bereavement: 21st Annual  Remembering Service

Hope Bereavement Care hosted its Annual Remembering Service on Monday evening 2nd December 2019 and much positive feedback was received from those who attended. People seemed most impacted by the personal stories that were shared and moved by the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their baby/child who had died. The venue also... Read more

2018-2019 Annual Report

Thanks to all that attended the 2018-2019 Annual Report. You can check it out here. Read more