Many people find it comforting to know they are not alone in their grief experience. We offer regular one-on-one counselling, support groups and programs for bereaved people looking for a safe, supportive environment to explore their feelings of loss.

Hospice Halifax Bereavement Support Group

  • For adults
  • Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (excluding holidays)
  • 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

Our group sessions take place every Saturday morning, excluding holiday weekends, on the upper floor of the hospice residence. In the summer, we offer group sessions on an intermittent schedule.

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.

Confirm your interest in attending by calling 902-446-0929.

One-on-one Counselling

Former hospice visitors and members of the community can access up to 4 daytime sessions on Fridays with a counselling therapist, free of charge. Sessions take place in a confidential space and are intended to offer non-emergency therapy.

  • For adults, young adults, and youth (13 years and older)
  • Daytime Friday openings
  • Former hospice visitors and community members can come at any point in the grief process, whether their loved one died at hospice or in another circumstance
  • Free of charge

Sign up by calling Kyla Friel at 902-446-0929.

Community Yoga

  • For adults
  • No previous yoga experience necessary
  • A 1.5 hour restorative class
  • Community members can come at any point in the grief process
  • Free of charge

Restorative yoga sessions for community members experiencing grief take place in the Centre for Training and Education.

A pre-holiday offering

Sunday, December 15 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register now online or call 902-446-0929.

A 1.5 hour workshop on self-love and compassion practice for caregivers, grievers and anyone who feels they more nurturing during this time. This class will focus on a deeper yin and meditation practice as well as the connection to ‘going into the dark’ as we approach the shortest day of the year (Winter Solstice) which then starts to bring us back to the light.