Practical matters

"I wish I had known that there were more support services available for me and the kids ... financial and otherwise." 
– Jodi, bereaved 2013, mother of two

Please click the tabs below for information on practical matters:

For information on the immediate steps after a suicide:

click here to access the Bereavement Information & Support pack which includes information on:

  • what happens in the first 24 hours (pages 34)
  • the coronial process (pages 56).

Below are some documents to assist you with planning and managing legal matters after someone dies:

what needs to be done after someone dies?

what to do with the will and estate, or if there is no will?

* for free legal advice, consult your local legal centre:

Below are some suggestions for other issues and steps to consider at this time:

find a local Justice of the Peace to authorise copies of the death, marriage certificates etc.

* talk to someone about wills, estate and custody

* get legal advice from an estate lawyer

* close social media and email accounts (click here for information on memorialising a Facebook page).

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.