On-line Support

The Compassionate Friends Victoria offer a range of online support options to provide opportunities for bereaved people to connect with others who understand the grief journey, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any location.


The TCF Victoria Guestbook is available for bereaved parents and siblings to write poems, stories, ask questions or simply write how they are feeling at that moment and to read posts by others. The Guestbook is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will also find email addresses of other people in similar circumstances in the book that you might like to make contact with via email. You do not have to fill in your full name or your email address if privacy is an issue.

Please be mindful that while we are all travelling the grief journey, our journey is individual to us and we need to respect people may have different views. By using the Guestbook, you agree to follow The TCFV guidelines. These guidelines are designed to ensure the Guestbook remains safe and supportive for all participants.

To view all Guest Book entries prior to 2016 please click here as these entries are now archived.


The Compassionate Friends Victoria have a number of Facebook pages for bereaved members to connect with others, share posts and stay up to date with what is happening within the organisation.

We also have a closed (private) group for bereaved siblings; established by the Canterbury Siblings Support Group.

If you would like to be part of this group (where you can interact with other siblings through posting comments and links) click JOIN and one of the page administrators will be in contact with you.

Lived Experience Forum

The Compassionate Friends Victoria have partnered with SANE Australia to provide a moderated, confidential forum for bereaved parents and siblings. You can access the SANE Forums here. Once on the SANE Forum page, type in the search box a bereaved topic you are interested in and then select a topic relevant to you.

Please note this is an external link and The Compassionate Friends Victoria takes no responsibility for content and views expressed.

Disclaimer & Guidelines

Participants who utilise The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. online support services agree not to publish any material, which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive or violates any law governing vilification, harassment, copyright and intellectual property, contempt or privacy.

Please notify The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. regarding any complaint about material. While The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. accepts no liability for any material or links posted, The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. will investigate all complaints. The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. may remove any material in whole or in part without notice. The Compassionate Friends – Victoria Inc. may also re-publish some or part of audience messages.