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  • Grief and loss arises not only from the death of a loved one but also from a range of other losses such as the loss of control and independence that might come with getting older.
  • Feelings of grief and loss can have a great effect on your physical health, your mental wellbeing, your financial situation and much more. It is important to acknowledge that these feelings are completely normal. 
  • There are strategies and services available to help you to deal with grief and loss. 
  • There are telephone helplines such as Lifeline (13 11 14) and GriefLine (1300 845 745) that can help you find ways of coping with grief and loss. 
  • Call Grief Australia on 1300 664 786 for information and referral to bereavement services available in Victoria.

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Reviewed on: 14-10-2015