Our experience has shown us the devastating impact of traumatic grief. We understand that traumatic grief has a significant impact on people not only emotionally, but also physically and socially.

For up to 20% of people, grief can cause “prolonged grief disorder”, a condition causing persistent impact on an indivdual’s mental health, resulting in psychiatric problems that can affect everyday life, work and relationships. Those who lose someone to a sudden or violent act like terrorism, are more likely to experience this condition.

We want to support those who cannot function; who cannot find positives in life; who have deteriorated mentally and physically from the stress of grief; who cannot undertake basic household tasks; who cannot keep focus; who live with fear, blame or guilt; who have lost all purpose in life and who need greater help.

Mark Wallace

We therefore believe it is important for us to build a sanctuary so those experiencing traumatic grief feel that they have somewhere that they can go to find the right therapy and support for them. We hope to build a strong community and expand our reach to not only help people in Australia, but extend to the UK and all around the world.


Our charity will offer a healing sanctuary for restoring the body, mind and spirit.

Sarz Sanctuary will offer a place where people from Australia, the UK and around the world can come to heal in their own way from the devastating impact that traumatic grief has had on their body, mind and spirit.

Julie Wallace

The first Sarz Sanctuary will be located on Australia’s Sunshine Coast and will offer 5 day programs through its onsite facilities. It will be open to people who are in mental turmoil or who have physically deteriorated, after the loss of a loved one from a sudden or violent act.

We aim to offer more unique and comprehensive alternative to standard government funded services, by providing personalised traditional and non-traditional therapies. The program will include access to the following services:

  • General practitioners
  • Counsellors / psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Reiki therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Yoga instructors
  • Dietitians
  • Naturopaths
  • Aromatherapists
  • Personal trainers/rehabilitation
  • Course facilitators/coaches/educators

Overall, the sanctuary will empower people to regain control of their lives and take a positive and proactive mindset, which will in turn spread to their families, friends and community By providing support to guests of our sanctuary, we hope to expand our reach and positivity to others, who have also suffered traumatic grief