Sisters of St Joseph have always been there to assist families and individuals in times of crisis and tragedy. Visiting families has been a hallmark of our work.
Today we have ministries that focus directly on the grief and loss process and provide both education and counselling services.
Good Grief Ltd is a work of the Sisters of St Joseph and is committed to relieving suffering and bringing hope to people affected by change, loss and grief. The work is based on Mary MacKillop’s principle “Never see a need without doing something about it.” Both Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods saw a need within the community to provide support for those feeling alone or helpless in the face of significant loss or change. Good Grief does not provide counseling but education programs that seek to support all members of the community to develop the skills and resilience to adjust to significant life events, and to grow from the experience.
Good Grief Ltd is an Australian owned not-for-profit organisation. Our primary program, Seasons for Growth, was established in 1996 with funding from the Mary MacKillop Foundation. We have a suite of programs and resources developed to support children, young people and adults to effectively work through change, loss and grief in their lives. Our aim is to enable them to achieve resilience and new hope.
Following the devastating bushfires in Victoria in February 2009, Seasons for Growth developed a program called Stormbirds, which has been taken up by schools and communities affected by the Black Saturday fires.
Good Grief Ltd
Level 3, 12 Mount Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
PO Box 1023, North Sydney NSW 2059