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 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.
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 free access to the following services:
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.