Resources

Community Resources

There are many ways of starting a conversation, building social connectedness, and taking action to create a Compassionate Community. Our aim is to build a community of practice where we can share and learn from each other. This part of the website provides freely available resources that are useful for both emerging and established Compassionate Communities. We are adding to this database all the time so check in regularly for updates.

Talking about death

Talking about death

These projects provide opportunities to have a conversation about caring, dying and grieving. Dying to Know Day (August 8) A grassroots campaign that anyone can get involved in to build local connections and conversations in place (communities, health services and...

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Caring for others

Caring for others

At times we will be the carer, at times we will be the one being cared for.  Sometimes we need to reach out to care for the carer. Weavers offers 1-1 peer support for Carers from someone who has been a Carer. Carers Australia represents Australia’s unpaid...

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Planning ahead

Planning ahead

Planning ahead involves planning ahead as we age, become a carer, deal with our own death including our bodies and assets (including digital assets). Advance Care Planning is a process to help you plan your medical care in advance so if you become too unwell to make...

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Ecological death care

Ecological death care

There is considerable interest in more environmentally friendly options at all stages of the death journey. Here are some groups leading the way. Natural Death Advocacy Network (NDAN) NDAN provides individuals, families and communities with professional, creative and...

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Research

Research

The body of research showing the benefits of Compassionate Communities is growing. Here are some useful published papers and commentaries. Compassionate Communities The role and contribution of Compassionate Communities | 2023 Supporting the dying a community...

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Compassionate Communities Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.