Faces of Help Digital Stories

A collection of short, personal, impactful stories that tell the experiences of 6 storytellers reflecting on giving and receiving help when dealing with caregiving, dying, and grieving. We invite you to view the stories; discuss them with family, friends and neighbours; and share them wherever you work, volunteer, learn, pray, or play.

If you are touched by any of these stories, or aim to hold a Discussion Group to promote conversations, a donation to
Tender Funerals Tasmania would be greatly appreciated.

Please share this page, donate if you can and work with us
to establish the Tender Funerals Model of Care across lutruwita/Tasmania.

Thank you for your support!

These stories may evoke strong emotion.  In the event you wish to speak to someone, you can contact Griefline 8am to 8pm: Mon-Fri (AEDT) on 1300 845 745 or visit https://griefline.org.au/

Sophie – Gina McKinlay

About Story

From mutual fostering to permanent commitment.

Dearest Dementia – Joan Errington-Dunne

About Story

Joan tells how dementia brought trust and love to a wounded soul.

Sharing – Mara Schneiders

About Story

Mara shares the importance of caring and being cared for

Not On My Watch – Marianne Horvat

About Story

Marianne reminds us that as carers, we can only do the best we can at the time.

Just Us - Lynne Jarvis

About Story

A story of love, grief and healing through a mother’s eyes.

Walking with Mabel – Mara Schneiders

About Story

How her dog and nature helped Mara live with loss.

Discussion Leader’s Guide

General Feedback We would love to receive feedback from anyone who views these stories either individually, or as part of a Discussion Group – please let us know your thoughts by contacting us HERE

Community Storytelling Workshops – Like to capture a moment and record a story of your own?

‘Walking with Mabel’ by Mara, is an example of what anyone participating in a CBC Community Storytelling workshop can do.  These workshops are for any person with a diagnosis or those who are bereaved.   Participants will be able to learn how to write, record and edit a story important to them, whatever the topic. These workshops attract a fee which is donated to Tender Funerals Tasmania.  Please contact us to express your interest HERE  Interest from Community Organisations and Groups are welcome.


This project is supported by funding from Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) through the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program, and from the Tasmanian Government through the Tasmanian Department of Health.

We would like to thank Compassionate Ottawa for inspiration and support of our digital story project. You can learn more about Compassionate Ottawa and view their digital stories in both English and French under the resources tab at https://compassionateottawa.ca/