We had a great conversation – Just a reminder about this event in Wollongong on Thursday, February 9 – places still available.

In Wollongong for Conversations Around Death and Dying.
In Wollongong for Conversations Around Death and Dying.

Join us on February 9, for our FREE event, as I and other guest speakers share our stories, knowledge, and experience about legal considerations, managing grief and bereavement, the benefits of memorialisation, as well as the importance of having ‘those’ conversations.

“There will be plenty of room if someone joins us on the day, without registering,” organiser Jo Munn from Wollongong City Council just told me.

Wollongong Conversations Around Death and Dying - 2023

Following the presentation, morning tea will be available along with the opportunity to chat  with us.

Guest speakers

Margaret Rice Author of ‘A Good Death’ and convenor of

Carolyn VaughaEnd of Life Doula, Illawarra/Shoalhaven Compassionate Communities

Josh Saunders Operations Manager, Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Wollongong City Council

Elena Bellinato Bereavement Coordinator/Counsellor, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Tania Mack Acting Manager, NSW Trustee & Guardian, Wollongong, Wills & Estate Planning.


“Grief is a fundamental human experience and yet the intensity of it often takes us by surprise,” Bianka Eilfer told the gathered audience at last year’s session. See our story about this at:

Bianka was the Acting Bereavement Coordinator and Counselling for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Bereavement Counselling Service. Her colleague Elena Bellinato will deliver her equally valuable ideas on Thursday.

And see our report from last year, when Tania’s colleague Margot Kennedy shared her thoughts with us.

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