Hope Bereavement Events and News

Keep up to date with the events and news of Hope Bereavement Care and its partners and supporters.

Hope Bereavement Care offers confidential support and care of bereaved parents and families following the sudden or unexpected death of a child or adult. For more information contact Hope Bereavement Care.

Offering free, qualified bereavement support to any person in the greater Geelong region.

Annual General Meeting and Annual Report

On Saturday October 23rd, Hope had its AGM for the 2020-2021 period. It is with great pleasure that we present to you the 2021 Hope Bereavement Care Annual Report. We are passionate to serve those in the community, who are so vulnerable following the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. It takes a... Read more

Hope AGM 2020-2021

Hope Bereavement Care will be holding its AGM on Saturday 24t October 2021 9.30am via Zoom. This year Hope will not have guest speakers or networking as a part of the event and are hopeful to invite Stakeholders to an event early in the year to update Hope activities. The Annual Report will be available... Read more

Updated Resources for and about young people impacted by a suicide death.

We have updated our Kids Grieve Too, Youth Resources. Supporting Young People – Resource Map: This factsheet was done in partnership with Jesuit Social Services and Standby, and provides links and resources for professionals working with young people impacted by a suicide death. Grief after suicide – Young people:  This Factsheet was written for young... Read more

SPAN Suicide Awareness Walk 12th September 2021- Register Now

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Hope Thanks You! Here is a snapshot of the last 12 months

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Volunteer Week 2021

For National Volunteer Week the staff at hope waved their hands to recognise and thank our volunteers. The wave your appreciation campaign recognises the great work volunteers do each day. Read more

2020 Annual Report

We would never be able to thank and mention everyone who has supported Hope over this 12-month period, so this report is dedicated to all those who are a part of the Hope Community. From the ever-dedicated Board members, the passionate and committed staff team, and the myriad of volunteers including peer supporters, fundraisers and... Read more

22nd Annual Remembering Service

22nd Annual Remembering Service for remembering our babies & children who have died from conception to 18 years taking place over live video link this year Monday evening, 7 December 2020 7.30pm—8.30pm The evening is being hosted by Tracey Paech, Michelle Watkins, Lynette Robertson & Deanne Bandel who will bring reflections about each season of... Read more

2020 Walk of Hope (virtual)

Hope Bereavement Care is holding its 10th Annual Walk of Hope on Sunday 18th October. The Walk of Hope commemorates International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Each year over 200 families and friends have met at Rippleside Park and walked together to honour the memory of their precious children. Although we can’t be together... Read more

Grief, Trauma and COVID-19

Jesuit Social Services have produced a new fact sheet on Bereavement that is traumatic, The impact of COVID-19 and most importantly what we can do to help us manage. Develop new rituals Become visible Create routine and structure Adjust networks Hold the time frame Share your frustrations with others Find common ground Hold on to... Read more