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This chapter describes an innovative and unique loss and grief model—the ‘Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief ’—to ‘work with’ major challenges impacting on the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health in Aboriginal communities. Incorporating 25 years of personal and professional experiences, the Seven Phases model comprises a comprehensive process addressing many of the contemporary major social and emotional and health challenges being experienced within Aboriginal communities in the 21st century. As a process, the Seven Phases has two major applications: as a counselling model and a teaching tool, both of which have been evaluated as culturally appropriate and sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal people.