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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February 15, 2023
Writing for Grief: Journalling and storytelling to release emotion and remember

When someone close to us dies, it can be hard to make sense of it. Creative writing and journalling can help us find new ways to look at old or painful stories. This workshop will offer practical writing exercises and journalling prompts to support emotional release and remember people who have died. Please come with some paper and a pen (or a word doc and a keyboard).

 

Speaker: Louise Jones

Louise has been a bereavement social worker at Hospice Halifax for about a year. For the seven years prior, she worked in a variety of roles in northern Ontario, offering counselling, running programs, and teaching. Louise is trained in narrative therapy (therapy through storytelling) and keeps her own daily journal. 

 

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