Our Bereavement Group is currently held in two formats: Virtual & In-Person. These sessions alternate bi-weekly, and both are facilitated by two bereavement volunteers.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The bereavement groups are intended to provide peer-based support with facilitators’ guidance, rather than counselling. The groups are for adults 18+ and are still free of charge. Open to Nova Scotian residents only.

Before registering, please review our group guidelines.

Virtual Bereavement Group Guidelines
In-person Bereavement Group Guidelines

Virtual Bereavement Group

  • For adults
  • Saturday mornings bi-weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Offered on the Google Meet platform
  • Community members can come at any point in the grief process, whether their loved one died at a hospice or in another circumstance
  • Free of charge
  • Pre-registration required
  • Flexible capacity

Our virtual group sessions take place every 2nd Saturday morning, on the Google Meet platform. The bereavement support group offers adults grieving the death of a loved one a confidential time to share their concerns, triumphs, and day-to-day experiences. Trained facilitators guide discussion during the meeting.

Virtual Group Registration

In-Person Bereavement Support Group

  • For adults
  • Saturday mornings bi-weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Offered in-person at Hospice Halifax
  • Community members can come at any point in the grief process, whether their loved one died at a hospice or in another circumstance
  • Free of charge
  • Pre-registration required
  • Limited capacity

Our in-person group sessions take place every 2nd Saturday morning on the upper floor of the hospice residence. The bereavement support group offers adults grieving the death of a loved one a confidential time to share their concerns, triumphs, and day-to-day experiences. Trained facilitators guide discussion during the meeting.

In-Person Group Registration

Upcoming Bereavement Support Groups

*Please register by 4pm on Fridays

Date (Both formats run 10am - 11:30am)

Format

Saturday, September 4th

In-Person

Saturday, September 11th

Virtual

Saturday, September 18th

In-Person

Saturday, September 25th

Virtual

Saturday, October 2nd

In-Person

Saturday, October 9th

Virtual

Saturday, October 16th

In-Person

Saturday, October 23rd

Virtual

Saturday, October 30th

In-Person

Saturday, November 6th

Virtual

Saturday, November 13th

In-Person

Saturday, November 20th

Virtual

Saturday, November 27th

In-Person

Saturday, December 4th

Virtual

Saturday, December 11th

In-Person

Saturday, December 18th (Last group of 2021)

Virtual

Weekly registration for our virtual & in-person groups is required.

Please check back to register for future group dates.

To join our Bereavement Support Group email list or for more information, call 902-446-0929 or email l.hardie@hospicehalifax.ca

For mental health emergencies, please dial 9-1-1, call the Nova Scotia Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at (902) 429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167, or visit your nearest hospital.


Google Meet

We are using the Google Meet platform for the purposes of the group. If you are new to Google Meet, please use the document below to help you get started.

For more support with Google Meet, visit their website