Interested attendees must register on a week-to-week basis.

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.
In-person Bereavement Group Guidelines

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
  • Attendees of the in-person group must be fully vaccinated and willing to show proof of vaccination upon entry to the building. 
  • 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.

*Please register by 4pm on Fridays

Virtual Bereavement Group

We are pausing virtual groups for the summer. 

We recognize that not everyone is in the HRM or able to get out and about, so we have compiled a list of the many support groups available across Nova Scotia. Click here to visit our resources page.

Stay tuned for new offerings this fall.


Upcoming Bereavement Support Groups

Weekly registration for our 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.

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