Grief is a natural, human response. Its effects should never be underestimated.

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, and it can cause a sense of grief that can often be incredibly hard to understand or cope with.

No one person suffers from grief in the same way. Its effects are often subtle and unavoidable, and it can cause any form of mental, physical, social, or emotional reaction. It is a process that requires substantial emotional and physical effort, and the grieving – and healing – process can take much time.

In this section we have provided a list of useful online resources to help you understand the true nature of grief, and to help you cope with it better.

In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.

MyGriefAssist - Grief Information, Education & Training

Grief resources can be found at MyGriefAssist, a website devoted to grief information, education and training on the topic.

Noted Australian author and speaker on grief, Doris Zagdanksi, has drawn together a wealth of information that is vital for anyone coping with, or helping someone to cope with grief on the MyGriefAssist website.

A former educator and involved in the funeral industry for more than 30 years, Doris has assisted people to move through grief of all types. There is a broad range of information, inspirational books, quotes and media, and a series of practical fact sheets that speak plainly, helping you make sense of this challenging emotion, all available online.