Welcome to the National Centre for Childhood Grief
The National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG) is dedicated to helping bereaved children and their families rebuild their lives, by teaching them how to live with their grief. The Centre was established in 1994 by founders Mal and Dianne McKissock, internationally recognised experts in the field of child bereavement and grief counselling. Both Mal and Dianne have been honoured with an OAM for their important contribution.
The NCCG is a not-for-profit that operates from ‘A Friend’s Place’, our dedicated bereavement care centre in Denistone East, Sydney. The Centre has an experienced team of specialist bereavement counsellors and trained volunteer support workers, led by our Clinical Director, Dr Elizabeth Mann, ensuring the effective delivery of our services.
The NCCG provides free and unlimited grief counselling for bereaved children aged 3 -18 years. They provide grief counselling to recently bereaved adults on a fee-for-service basis. The centre also provides education and training for individuals, schools and other organisations handling the grief of children and young people.