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Virtual Bereavement Education Groups

Virtual Bereavement Education Groups

The bereavement support group offers adults grieving a death a confidential time to share their concerns, triumphs, and day-to-day experiences. Trained facilitators guide discussion during the meeting.

  • For adults 18+ who currently reside in Nova Scotia
  • Topics and speakers will change month to month and will be announced on our social media accounts and on the page below. 
  • All sessions will be co-facilitated and moderated by trained Bereavement Volunteers or Hospice Halifax staff.
  • Every second or third Wednesday of the month, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm via Zoom. 
  • 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**

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Grief and the Holidays

Date: November 22nd, 2023 from 7:00-8:30 pm  
We are moving into a very difficult time of year for many grieving people. In this session, Louise will share some tips and considerations from grievers and from research on loneliness. She will also open discussion with participants, inviting you to share your worries, thoughts, ideas, and successes in grief around the holidays. Her goal is to create a soft landing place for folks feeling unsure about the coming season.
Speaker:  Louise Jones, MSW, RSW – Bereavement Social Worker at Hospice Halifax
Louise joined Hospice Halifax in March 2022 as our Bereavement Social Worker. She brings counselling experience in the areas of trauma, grief, and mood disorders, as well as several years of work with older adults and their families. She is from beautiful northern Ontario, where she trained in Indigenous social work at Laurentian University, later obtaining her MSW from the University of Toronto. Raised in a multilingual household, she is happy to chat in English or en français. In her spare time, Louise can be found swimming, reading, or cooking up something tasty.

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