They’re free and available Australia wide.
Traditionally many vet practices have relied on the support of services such as Lifeline for clients struggling with grief and loss. Whilst these services can no doubt help, feedback has
often been that these services are not well equipped for the needs of people dealing with the unique emotions associated with losing a pet, whether it was a planned goodbye or an unexpected loss.
In 2018, Sunset Vets launched a pilot program in conjunction with the Psychology Clinic at the University of Queensland to address this need. This program allows for anyone struggling with the initial stages of grief, to access complimentary services delivered by professionally supervised, provisional psychologists undertaking their advanced postgraduate study in Clinical Psychology.
Following a successful first year of operation, we are opening this program up to help clinics nationwide.
This is a referral-based program that can support your clients with up to 90 minutes of one-on-one counselling and provide them with access to pet loss specific grief resources. For clients who require additional care beyond the first free session they can then access low-cost, subsidised consultations through the Clinic, allowing us to minimise the financial burden for people in need of this support. Consultations can be delivered face to face for clients who wish to visit the Clinic at the University campus or via phone for clients outside of the Brisbane region.
We invite you to refer your clients directly to participate in this program by contacting the Sunset office.
For more information or to request a brochure, get in touch and have a chat to our team.