Grief should not destroy life
The Danish National Center for Grief was founded in the year 2000. The Center has four offices around Denmark and is increasingly engaging and cooperating with the bereavement community internationally. The Danish National Center for Grief also undertakes research and provides training and education for professionals across most sectors. The organisation currently has forty employees and about a hundred volunteers who all support the daily operations.
At the Danish National Center for Grief we provide support and specialised psychological therapy to children, teenagers, young adults and adults +65 who either live with a seriously ill family member or have lost a loved one.
- We deliver training and education to all relevant professionals in order to build knowledge and skills to prevent, identify and treat complicated grief reactions.
- We undertake research and evaluation, making sure new knowledge is linked to practice and continuously informs the psychological therapy. We are passionate about disseminating new knowledge and skills to professionals who meet carers for serious ill family members or bereaved people as part of their job.
- Our volunteers have lost loved ones themselves and use their experiences to give support and hope to bereaved people with natural grief reactions. The volunteers manage our national helpline ‘Griefline and peer-to-peer support groups. They also arrange social events such as café nights for bereaved young people.
We insist on talking openly about death and grief in order to break down taboos