Bereavement services

Our Bereavement Support Program provides bereaved families with immediate social, emotional and spiritual support by assisting families at the time of loss of their dear ones and thereafter till they are able to cope with their situation.

Our condolers will visit your home and help you overcome grief by expressing your thoughts and feelings about the loss and support you in the acceptance of the loss. They will talk about adjusting your life after the loss and coping with the changes within oneself and the world.

Typical feelings experienced in grief include sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness. Behavioural changes may also be noticed, such as being disorganised, feeling tired, having trouble concentrating, sleep problems, appetite changes, vivid dreams or daydreaming  about the deceased.

We help you to work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of your loved one.

We also provide assistance in making funeral arrangements through the Gurdwara and funeral homes and will be by your side at the funeral.

Please contact us on 1800 11 66 75 if you need support.

Here are some support services which may also help you:

Bereavement (Centrelink): 132 300

A testimonial by someone supported by Harman Foundation:

“I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to have been blessed with the love and support of the Harman Foundation during the most difficult time of my life, the time my beloved husband passed away.

We were told by hospital staff late on a Tuesday night that my husband had only hours left to live. The hospital offered us their Sikh chaplaincy services, and to my surprise and relief, HF came along with Bhai Sahib Bhai Jasbir Singh Ji in the middle of the night to do Ardaas. They did Ardaas with  us, held our hands and brought with them a much needed sense of calmness and peace.

While he was still in the hospital for next three mornings HF's Nishkaam Seva in the form of meals, visits, hugs and prayers was above and beyond expectations.

In the weeks after he passed away, Harman Foundation have continued their support in the form of food, prayers, guidance, their time and love.

Nishkaam Seva - a service to others to attract His Grace. A Selfless service to the humanity which is a unique concept in Sikhism. It is a sacrifice of selfish desires for the benefit of the larger interest of others as an indication of love and commitment. It is the most important conduct expected  of a true Sikh. And I am so proud to say that I have experienced all the above with Harman Foundation at this most difficult time.

"Vich dunya sev kamayie ta dargah baisan payie"

We are highly blessed to have such beautiful and generous souls within our community and cannot thank the Harman Foundation enough for all that they do.

God Bless you all”.

The service provided by Harman Foundation from hospital to funeral home and thereafter, has touched the writer of the above testimonial so much that she has now kindly offered her services as our Chaplain for hospitals.