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Lifeline services in Ellenbrook

FROM Thursday, December 7 Lifeline WA’s Prevention Services – specialised separation and bereavement counselling – will be available in Ellenbrook.

Lifeline WA’s separation and bereavement counselling is already available to families and individuals, including children, at the Northbridge and Whitfords locations, and can additionally be accessed statewide via telephone and video call.

The introduction of the Ellenbrook location will ensure more people can access face-to-face separation and bereavement counselling in the greater Perth region.

It also highlights Lifeline WA’s continued commitment to supporting vulnerable populations as part our mission to support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional well-being.

Lifeline WA chief executive officer Lorna MacGregor said separation and bereavement counselling were an integral part of Lifeline WA’s services.

“Marital separation, divorce, and bereavement are highly stressful events in a person’s life,” she said.

“Providing prevention services to those most at risk relieves distress and empowers people to make positive life decisions.”

Each year, approximately 14,000 parents separate in Western Australia affecting about 13,300 children.

She said grieving was a normal process, with no standard time limit and no right or wrong way to feel with everyone learning to cope in their own way.

Referrals to Lifeline WA’s separation and bereavement counselling can be made directly by individuals or facilitated by an agency by contacting 9261 4444 or emailing [email protected]

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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