To assist bereaved relatives, the Coroners Court of New South Wales, the Department of Forensic Medicine and other service providers offer assistance including:
free short-term counselling
referral to other agencies for ongoing support
support for individuals and families exposed to deaths occurring in traumatic circumstances
assistance with understanding the court's processes
If a close relative needs to undergo postmortem examination, then you can get assistance from the special
Coronial Information and Support Program (CISP).
The staff at CISP are available to assist bereaved people throughout the coronial process.
In some circumstances, CISP can also provide support to family, friends and witnesses where an inquest needs to be held into the death of a person.
For more information, see the
Coroner's Court website.
Department of Forensic Medicine at Glebe, qualified counsellors provide information, support and counselling for relatives of the deceased.
If you live outside of Sydney you may be able to obtain counselling through your local Community Health Service.
Alternatively, you can obtain information about services available in your local area by
contacting the Coroner's Court. If no counsellor is available in your area, counsellors from Glebe will assist you.