Category: News

The 6th Gathering, October 2022

After an enforced hiatus, TCFV is once again planning our Gathering weekend from Friday October 21 – Sunday October 23, 2022. Our theme this year is Gathering Alone Together and we hope you will consider joining us for our 6th Gathering Weekend in Mooroolbark

GALA2022 THANK YOUs

Thank all involved for supporting our Night of Hope Gala2022 fundraising for The Compassionate Friends Victoria (TCFV) and Kidsafe Victoria (Kidsafe) on 28th May 2022.

An article from Mental Health Victoria: “The Friends You Need…”

To read this 2022 article, please click on the photo.

A song in the musical Hamilton notes a human tendency to “push away the unimaginable”. TCFV exists for when the unimaginable becomes all too real. “We are an organisation you do not want to ever belong to,” says Theresa. “But if the time does come … people say I wish I had heard about you before.”

Siblings Memorial Website

At TCFV we understand that opening your heart to grief is a lot easier to do when surrounded by a supportive, community of friends and people, who through their own lived experience can understand and relate to what you are going through. This memorial wall offers a place for you to honour your beloved sibling and to share special stories about them with others.

Seeking siblings bereaved through suicide to help improve support services

Paul Blaze, a student researcher from The University of Adelaide, is seeking to interview siblings based in Australia who are bereaved through suicide as part of his Masters of Psychology (Clinical). Paul feels deeply and passionately about helping improve the support experience for suicide-bereaved siblings.

NEW Canterbury Walking Group

A monthly self-care event. Light exercise and a walk along safe tracks in Canterbury. An opportunity to mix with bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Please bring hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. We meet the first Friday of the month at 10:45am for an 11am start at TCFV Centre, 229 Canterbury Road, Canterbury.