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Sharing special memories during the holiday season

The holiday season can be a challenging time for those who have lost a loved one. Traditionally family and friends come together during this period so it can be trigger for memories and grief.

This holiday season, PCA wants you to share your memories and reflections of friends and loved ones on this page. It could be a memory of a special day, a tradition or thoughts about your loved one.

For more information about managing grief during the holiday season see our factsheet: Tips for Managing Grief During the Holiday Season

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Any issues brought up by sharing a memory please contact any of the support services below:

  • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: 1300 664 786
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Carers Australia: 1800 242 636
  • Government social worker to explore your options 132 850
  • Lifeline (24/7): 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline (24/7): 1800 55 1800
  • Parentline: 1300 30 1300
  • Mensline (24/7): 1300 78 99 78
  • Sids and Kids Bereavement Support Line for parents who have lost a child (24/7): 1300 308 307
  • Missing Nanna & Grandad Allgood this Christmas time. Nanna made the BEST fruit mint punch and beetroot jelly (though nobody really liked it). Their legacy lives on in us.

    - Kerri-Anne
  • I lost my Dad when I was 15 and my Mum when I was 23, I am now 59 and half.
    I still miss them every day, and wish that I could just share one more Christmas with them.

    - Donna
  • My first Christmas without my beloved Daddy. I miss you more than words can ever say and am so blessed to have had you in my life. I know that we shall meet again xxxxxxxx

    - Sam Jones
  • At Christmas I like to remember my grandparents who have passed away. I have many happy memories of spending Christmas with them.

    - Tim

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