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The Compassionate Friends Victoria

“We Need Not Walk Alone”

Our reason for being:

To support mum's, dads brothers sisters and grandparents following the death of a child at any age from birth to adult - knowing how devastating and traumatic the grief journey can be as we have ‘lived’ the journey ourselves. People supporting people in our community.


Every day we see mums and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents struggle with the death of their child. Everyday they wake up hoping that it is all a nightmare - that their son or daughter hasn't in fact died - it was all a bad dream. No one can change what has already happened no one can bring back their beautiful child. What we as individuals and a community can do is offer support, walk beside our work colleagues friends and families as they traverse their grief journey. We can't fix it but we can be there.


TCF Victoria support services provide ‘lived experience’ peer support to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. TCF is a supportive community that offers support, and participation. We help our community of grieving families feel less isolated, cared for and understood. We help their families and friends understand grief and how they can support their loved ones.


• 24/7 Peer Grief Telephone Support

• Peer Support Groups in throughout Victoria

• How to be a Compassionate Friend Education program

• How to be a Compassionate Employer Guidelines for Employers

• Compassionate Employer Recognition Awards

• Online Peer Support Forum

• Facebook community In any one year we support over 900 families.

Our website last year had nearly 80,000 visits and nearly 1 million hits. We managed more than 8,000 phone calls as part of our 24/7 Telephone Grief Support Service.


The Compassionate Friends Victoria would be extremely grateful for your ongoing support by nominating us as your chosen Beneficiary within the Wowsta Program. We also have a number of other ways in which you can help us and these can be found here -


Contact Details


173 Canterbury road
Canterbury VIC 3126

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