Grief support

Information and resources for families dealing with a workplace fatality.

We have put together an information pack for families and friends who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one from a workplace-related death. 

The pack explains who you will need to contact in the time immediately after the incident, and provides general information about what to expect during the grieving process and where to reach out for help. 

This information is general in nature and may not apply to the circumstances of your loved one. 

If you have questions, or would like a copy of the grief information pack which includes the book, Coping with Grief, call us on 02 9216 3375.


“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”
Earl Grollman


    What you will find in this document

  • Who is involved and why?

    When someone dies at work, you may be contacted by several agencies who might ask you for information about your loved one, or to provide information and support. This section tells you a little about who they are and why you might head from them.

    They include: 

    • NSW Police
    • SafeWork NSW
    • The NSW Coroner
    • The Insurance Agent (providing claims services on behalf of icare)
  • What grief looks like

    It can be difficult to know when to get help in coming to terms with the death of your loved one. Some people will find that the support of family, friends, workmates and community is enough. For others though, when grief feels relentlessly overwhelming, getting professional help might be appropriate.

    This section includes:

    • When you should consider talking to a doctor
    • Options for accessing support for you or your family
  • Organisations to notify

    There are a number of people and organisations you may need to notify about the death. It can be distressing to receive letters with your loved one’s name on them. Such as rates notices, membership renewals and appointment reminders.

    This section includes:

    • A list of some of the organisations that you might wish to notify