Category Archives: Counselling

Coronial counselling, bereavement, grief, complicated grief particularly in regard with violent/unexpected deaths.
This category relates to coronial counsellors who work with families including children whose loved ones have had autopsy. This category may also deal with the counselling families / individuals and requests for tissue donation from the autopsy.

DEATH in Hobart public talk to spread knowledge and understanding about dying

ABC News Carol Rääbus 22 June 2016

Three death experts are set to give a public talk in Hobart this month to get people thinking and talking about “the elephant in the room”.
DEATH in Hobart is the first in a national tour hosted by the Australian Academy of Science.
One of the speakers is Professor Roger Byard, a senior specialist forensic pathologist with the University of Adelaide.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-22/death-in-hobart-public-talk-spreads-knowledge-of-dying/7532276

AAS link: https://www.science.org.au/news-and-events/events/public-speaker-series/science-life-death/death-hobart

The Science of Life & Death Series link: https://www.science.org.au/news-and-events/events/public-speaker-series/science-life-death

 

Dying2Learn MOOC

CareSearch Australia 2016

CareSearch Australia is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which will explore social and physical issues around death and dying, and look at how concepts and representations of death have changed over time.  The purpose of the Dying2Learn MOOC is to build community awareness and foster social discussion about death and dying in Australia. Dying2Learn will provide an opportunity for any Australian to supportively learn about and contribute to discussions on issues around death and dying. The MOOC has been created for the general public in Australia, but everyone is invited to join us.

Visit MOOC website

Election 2016: Suicide prevention advocates want federal candidates to show their cards on issue

ABC News 25 May 2016

Suicide prevention advocates in south east Queensland have thrown support behind a national call for all federal candidates to declare what they will do to stem the staggering increase of suicides.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/suicide-prevention-turns-2016-federal-election-issue-longman/7441106

Suicide prevention advocates want federal candidates to show their cards on issue

ABC Sunshine Coast 24 May 2016

Suicide prevention advocates in south east Queensland have thrown support behind a national call for all federal candidates to declare what they will do to stem the staggering increase of suicides.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/suicide-prevention-turns-2016-federal-election-issue-longman/7441106

We need more discussion about death, Royal Australasian College of Physicians says

ABC News 17 May 2016

Australia is developing a death-denying culture that needs to change, according to some of Australia’s most senior doctors.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-17/we-need-to-talk-about-death-more-senior-doctors-say/7422962

Adults can help children cope with death by understanding how they process it

The Conversation Linda Goldman 17 May 2016

This article is the second in our Coping with Mortality series, which looks at our fear of death across the ages and how to cope with the dying process.

Age-appropriate discussions about death allow children to share thoughts and feelings they inevitably have when someone they know dies. Helping them normalise these can best be done by understanding children’s perceptions of death at varying developmental stages.

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ABC Radio interview with John Drayton

ABC Qld  Radio 612 12 May 2016

Terri Begley interviews Dr John Drayton, former coronial counsellor at FSS…

https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peyQx1wBWL?play=true
[interview starts at  the 1:36:55 mark of the program]