Welcome to the National Centre for Childhood Grief
One in 20 Australian children will experience the death of a parent before the age of 18, and many more another loved one.
Close family bereavement is amongst the most traumatic experiences for children, with profound and life-long potential impacts to their mental and physical health, family life and education.
The National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to caring for bereaved children and their families following the death of a parent, sibling or other close loved one.
The NCCG provides a place of safety, nurturing and understanding. Our professional individual and group counselling programs help bereaved children and their families learn to live with their grief, build their coping skills and resilience and be empowered to live their best life.
The NCCG was founded in 1994 by Dianne McKissock OAM and Mal McKissock OAM, internationally recognised experts in the field of child bereavement and grief counselling. Today, the centre is led by Dr. Elizabeth Mann, with a team of highly specialised professional counsellors.