When you are Grieving

We are here for you.

Come talk to us about how we can help you manage your grief through the programs and services we offer from our Community Office.


Support may take the form of:

  • Individual sessions with the Grief & Bereavement Counsellor.
  • Individual sessions with the Child & Youth Grief & Bereavement Counsellor.
  • Referral to a Bereavement Support Group.
  • Referral for Holistic Health Services.
  • Telephone support from the Bereavement Counsellor or an assigned volunteer.

Individual Counselling

The passing of a loved one can be one of the most difficult and profound losses one can experience in their lifetime.

People who have experienced grief have often discovered that there is little understanding in our society about how grief affects a bereaved person and what we need from our friends at this time. When grief occurs we feel powerless and are often fearful and angry. We are alone with our pain, confusion and loneliness. Grief changes who we are.

Our counsellors can help you manage your grief and will continue to reach out to those who use our services for up to one year following the loss of their loved one.

If you know someone in the community who has suffered a loss and needs support, please suggest they contact our Community Office, where we can offer the services of our adult grief support program.

Individual counselling is open to all members of the community; it is not necessary for your loved one to have used the residential hospice care services at Ty Watson House in order for you to receive bereavement support.

In addition to our Grief & Bereavement Counsellor who supports adults, we also offer support for children and youth via our Child & Youth Grief & Bereavement Counsellor.

To speak to a counsellor or join one of our groups please contact the Community Office.

Child & Youth Grief Counselling

Our Child & Youth Grief Counselling is offered by a professional Art Therapist. 

Art and play are children’s most natural form of communication. It allows for expression of emotions where words are limiting. 
In this form of counselling, art activities are used to explore and express emotions, communicate grief and memories of a loved one, and engage in the healing process. No art skills required. Making art doesn’t need to be part of the process.

To set up counselling for a child in your care, please contact the Community Office.

Group Support

Companions through Grief (Group)

8 week group sessions that provide peer support for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, family member, or friend.

To join this group, or for more information, please contact the Community Office.

Walk & Talk (Group)

This group offers bereavement support for adults in an informal and comfortable way that combines the benefit of stress relieving exercise and companionship.

Meet to talk, walk and share with others who are grieving.

To register, please contact the Community Office.