Grief Journeys Services

• Workshops for adults bereaved by suicide
• Groups for children and young people bereaved by suicide
• Individual therapy sessions
• Professional development for practitioners on working with suicide bereavement
• Advocacy and policy
• Grant applications for funding

Meet the Board –
Pro Bono Directors

Denise Lavell
M.A. Couns., TAE Workplace Assessor & Trainer

Denise is a counsellor with a passion for teaching and leading groups that support people to grow and heal. She has over 12 years’ experience in counselling education. She was bereaved by suicide in 2013.

DR Ione Lewis
PhD, Grad. Dip. Cont. Ed (Adult Ed), B. Soc. Stud (Social Work), Dip Psychotherapy

Ione is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and artist with over thirty years’ experience in helping individuals, families and groups. She has worked as a senior academic in higher education for over 20 years. She was bereaved by suicide in 2009, and began offering Grief Journeys services in 2014 after experiencing firsthand the lack of support services for people bereaved by suicide.

Michael Raj
M. eCommerce, M. Commerce (Financial Planning), MBA, B Eng.

Michael is a long term member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with Board and governance experience. He has held numerous senior business administration and engineering positions in government and industry and is Past President of a Rotary Club engaged in community services. He is keen to contribute to Grief Journeys initiatives to support the lives of people bereaved by suicide.

Professor John Fulcher
PhD, M.Sc (Research), Grad. Dip. App. Buddhist Studies, B. Engineering (Hons)

Professor John Fulcher has been a student and practitioner of meditation for almost 30 years, in recent times mostly with Buddhist and Brahma Kumari Centres.