Grief & Bereavement Support Group

Grief Support Group

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.

Grief groups Hospice Halifax

Please Remember

Hospice Halifax offers grief and bereavement groups, which 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.

Interested attendees must register on a week-to-week basis. Before registering, please review our group guidelines.

In person bereavement support group

In-Person Bereavement Support Group

  • For adults
  • Saturday mornings bi-weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Starting Oct 1, 2022 this group will be offered weekly.  
  • Offered in-person at Hospice Halifax
  • Attendees of the in-person group must wear masks at all times inside the hospice 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 on the upper floor of the hospice residence.

*Please register by 4pm on Fridays

Virtual Bereavement Support Group

  • For adults
  • Every third Tuesday of the month, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 20, 2022. 
  • Groups in 2022: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
  • Offered via Zoom by Hospice Halifax
  • Attendees are responsible for providing their own computer/phone and internet access and ensuring a private location free of distractions for the session.
  • 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

*Please register by 4pm on Monday prior to group.

Woman sitting at her computer on zoom for a virtual bereavement group session

Additional Grief Support Groups

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