Absent Companion and Adversity Wellbeing Services (ACAWS) is a no-charge phone counselling line for grieving or distressed individuals, attended to by qualified counsellors registered with the Australian Counselling Association with additional grief training. We offer immediate care and appointment-based support for families facing grief or injury of themselves or family members - human or animal.

 

We were previously known as Animal Caregiver Affective Wellness Services, but renamed to reflect our expansion of services to include human grief and injury.

 

 The aim of our care is to provide: 

   understanding without descrimination or judgement.
   a place for the person to identify and express their feelings
   reassurance and guidance through their experience of grief
   assistance in problem-solving and decision-making in future decisions
   building strength and resilience
   extra support or referrals where necessary.
 

 

 

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Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way. -- Caroline Knapp, author.

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. -- Martina Navratilova

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. -- Rumi

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. -- Benjamin Franklin

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Mahatma Gandhi
 





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