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Membership

Membership of TCF NSW is open to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Being a member provides a feeling of belonging to a community that understands your experiences and grief. Please read more for further membership benefits.

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Need to Talk Now?

TCF NSW has Compassionate Friends that are here to help when you need them. If you need to speak to someone now, call one of us and chat to someone who understands your grief. We are here to listen to you and help where we can.

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Make a Donation

As with most not for profit organisations, The Compassionate Friends NSW relies on grants, donations and volunteers so we may continue to offer the care and support of the many families who are facing the most devastating loss of all.

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Quotes of the month


  • "Few can understand the hollow, wrenching and enduring agony parents silently suffer when a child predeceases them" Kim and Sally Ledger (parents of actor Heath Ledger)

  • "You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have" Bob Marley
  • "Bereavement unravels like a piece of cloth, the fabric of your life over time you will be able to reweave your piece of cloth, but the cloth will have a new pattern" Author Unknown
  • "Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts" Charles Dickens
  • "There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love" Washington Irving

  • "Love is something eternal. The aspect may change but not the love" Vincent Van Gogh

  • "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

  • "Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems, look for someone who won't let you face them alone" Author Unknown

  • "And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up" Charles Dickens

  •             "He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it" Turkish Proverb           

  • "Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay. Loss is our legacy. Insight is our gift. Memory is our guide" Hope Edelman