Who is the Sibling Support Online Chat Service for?
The Online Chat Service is for bereaved siblings aged 18 years and over residing throughout Australia, who have experienced the death of a sibling. The Service is based on the power of peer support, the sharing of lived experience between peers to provide hope and comfort. It is not a crisis support service, if you need immediate crisis support contact Suicide Line 1300 651 251, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Lifeline 13 11 14
The grief of surviving siblings is often overlooked and is overshadowed by the grief needs of the parents who have lost a child.
The Chat Service is for siblings who may not be interested in or are not able to attend TCFV’s regular support group meetings or prefer not to connect via a telephone call. This service means, that you can make contact when and where it suits you to do so.