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Support Programs

Support programs

Grief & Bereavement Support

Many people find it comforting to know they are not alone in their grief experience. We offer regular one-on-one counseling, support groups, and programs for bereaved people looking for a safe, supportive environment to explore their feelings of loss. Our programs are free-of-charge and open to residents of Nova Scotia over the age of 18. You can find out more about each program by clicking below.

One-on-One Counselling

Individual grief counselling, for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Virtual Bereavement Education Groups

Guided by trained facilitators – a confidential time to share concerns, triumphs, and day-to-day experiences. 

In-Person Bereavement Support Groups

Peer-based support and a confidential time to share your concerns, triumphs and experiences.

6 Week Closed Counselling Group

A 6 week closed counselling group, exploring grief through education, discussion, and mindfulness activities.

Hospice Companions (Powered by Nav-CARE)

Hospice Companion is a free of charge program offered by specially trained volunteers who regularly visit people who are on the Hospice waitlist but living at home.

Children and Youth Grief Support Music Therapy

The children and youth grief-support music therapy sessions will use music therapy interventions to create space for emotional and self-expression, and exploration.

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.