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Shannon's Bridge is a registered charity and largely volunteer run organisation to help connect patients and existing palliative care services and supports.

We are here to support you with issues about illness, dying and loss. The aim is to remove the taboo and change attitudes about death and dying. The focus is on not just a “good death” but “better living”.


Shannon’s Bridge is based on the “Compassionate Communities” international movement to help people to live well within our communities to the very end of our lives.

Our Aims are to:

Improve Death Literacy

Assist with Advance Care Planning

Link families with local services

Train Volunteers/Connectors to provide help

Bridge the physical and service gaps that exist in regional Victoria


Social and Practical Help may include:

  • Shopping

  • Collecting Medications

  • Transport

  • Light Gardening, housework

  • Small household repairs

  • Sitting with a patient

  • Assisting with pets

  • Writing letters, non-legal forms

  • Just being there as a friend


Connecting patients & families

with services to help with end of life care

How do we make a difference in End of Life Care?

What is the difference between Palliative Care and End of life care

Understand the difference here.

Compassionate Communities

Learn more about what it is to be part of a compassionate community

The Shannons Bridge Team

Come meet the team

Donate Here

Want to help Shannon's Bridge

A Word from Our Caregivers

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