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Supporting the Grieving on the Gold Coast - The Grief Practitioner Gold Coast



I have never known pain like this before. It overwhelms me.  As I adapt, change and grow, I am entitled to be proud of my progress.  As my grief changes, I reflect on where I have been and where I am going. I do this best in the company of others."  - Alan Wolfelt MD.

 We wish to warmly invite the grieving parents of the Gold Coast and beyond, to consider the opportunity to share and connect with other grieving parents in a safe, non judgemental and welcoming environment.  


Whether you have experienced the end of a Pregnancy, Stillbirth, Interuption in Pregnacy due to Fetal Abnormalities, Neonatal and Sudden and Unexpected Death including SIDS and Fatal Sleeping Accidents  all are very welcome.

The CHERISH Bereaved Parent's Support Gatherings and Events are facilitated by a qualified Grief Practitioner, who is also a bereaved parent and walks in her unique pair of "Ugly Shoes"

(reference to poem).


The CHERISH Tribe meet each month from 6.00pm onwards, at: 142 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera 4209.

Our next gatherings are below. Please do contact me if you have any questions or wish to make contact regarding attending and the venue - we would love to hear from you.

If you notice you are feeling anxious about attending your first meeting, how nice would it be to drop me a message and we can arrange a coffee date, prior to the next meeting, so I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and that you will know someone at your first gathering. There are many misconceptions out there about bereavement support groups and we are "normal" just greiving.....Our precious time shared together is not only tears, but laughter and joy along the way.  If this sounds like something that you would like to check out and see if it is a fit for your unique journey, the gatherers and I would love to hear from you!

"When you find the ones who resonate with you, something deep inside you eases, just a bit. Something settles down, grounds you."  - Refuge in Grief.



 Dates for the Next CHERISH Bereaved Parent's Support Gatherings:



Next Monday Evening Support:

  30th Oct  6pm Support Gathering




 CHERISH Christmas High Tea  Sat 14  December 2019 TBC



NEW Gathering Offered in March 2019


 We are blessed to offer the bereaved community a new group, for those who are at the crossroads of a new pregnancy after loss, who currently are pregnant after loss and those who are parenting after loss. 

It can be a time of great anxiety and being with others can lessen the stress and sense of isolation a subsquent pregnancy after loss can bring.  We will heal, yet never regain our sense of innoncence and bliss; we have experienced what can happen in the journey of Parenthood. What we can offer is hope fellowship and support in this new pregnancy with a different outcome.

As grief is a process not an illness, when we finally get to take a live baby(s) home, our grief and mourning does not just disappear ... as many may think our wish. We now have the challenging task of finding our unique blend of celebration and mourning. We can do this remembering always and connecting again with life and purpose.... we can have both we don't have to choose!

Remember "grief is just love with nowhere to go."

We would love to journey with your for that while.


 CHERISH Tears and Rainbows - Friday's 10.30am - 12.30pm

142 Billnghurst Crescent Upper Coomera 


Dates for the next Morning Gatherings:

Sept 27th - 10.30am

Nov 29th - 10.30am




 CHERISH Christmas High Tea  Sat 14th December 2019 TBC




2019  Bereaved Community Events

CHERISH Bereaved Parent's Support Group Community Experience 2019 

  May 5 2019 6th Annual Internationa Beraved Mother's Day Event - Gold Coast North

15 October - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Day/Wave of Light - TBA

Christmas 2019 Service TBA


These dates may be subject to change. I  would appreciate RSVPS of number for both morning and evening gatherings - Thank you for your understanding.


Please do make contact with me if you are interested in our gatherings as we post a private event on Facebook each month that you are welcome to be added too.

RSVPS or querries to: Thegriefpractitionergc@gmail.com 

or 0437 633 737.

We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.



Sponsorship and Donations of Funding Opportunities

The CHERISH Gatherings Support Group is a unique and one of a kind community based support. We do not receive any Community, Government or Fedral funding. It is provided free of charge to all bereaved parents. In 2019 we head into our 7th year of supporting the bereaved here on the Gold Coast and beyond, with some of our ladies traveling from as far as North Brisbane to NSW, to attend and find their place of belonging.

If you would like to make a donation to support this group with, resources, welcome packs, funded outings twice a year for the bereaved parents, coffee, tea etc. We would love to hear from you and create a deeper awarenes of what we do.

If you are a bereaved parent and you would like to support this group no matter where you are located, we offer a beautiful personalised Certificate of Life that you are able to purchased as a treausured keepsake, with all money going to the CHERISH Gatherings Support Group Program. Please email us with your orders or questions, we would love to hear from you. Thank you.


Along with the monthly support meetings your donation and or purchase goes toward facilitating such events not only for the CHERISH Gatherings, however for the wider Pregnancy and Infant bereft community...


  The CHERISH Tribe - 3,  at the 6th Annual International Bereaved Mother's Day 2016 (The first Sunday of May each year).

Come join us for the IBMD High Tea 2020 on Sunday 3rd May.  We would love to see you!


Many thanks to Michelle Aziz Photography for being the Offical Event Photographer for this special day.


CHERISH Christmas Pictures Event with Santa 2019:






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