The essence of compassion is the desire to alleviate the suffering of others and  to promote their well being.
- Dalai Lama
Courage is not having the strength to go on It is the going on when you don’t have the strength.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Grief is the price we pay for love.
- Queen Elizabeth
Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near still loved still missed and very dear.
- Author Unknown
Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.
- Nicholas Sparks
If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven’t, you cannot possibly imagine it.”
- Daniel Handler (Pen name Lemony Snicket)
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word
- Yasmin Mogahed
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.
- Hilary Stanton Zunin
Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot... Grief is just love with no place to go.
- Jamie Anderson

Aims of Solace

  • To help normalise the grieving process and reassure our fellow bereaved their feelings are normal;
  • To provide a safe non denominational, non-secretarian and non judgemental environment in which grief can be freely expressed;
  • To a bring together in a group, (in its various forms) people who have had a spouse, partner fiancé die, to assist in the normalising of grief and its processes;
  • To provide a safe environment in which grief can be freely expressed in all Solace WA support groups and activities;
  • To provide timely and respectful feedback and or challenges, using the strength approach, to assist fellow bereaved people in adjusting to their loss;
  • To develop and share resources that may validate and inform members of their grief processes;
  • To provide regular and ongoing sharing and caring support groups for members;
  • To provide organised social contact for members.