Local Grief Support Groups


Created by Roy Ellis, Bereavement Coordinator, NSHA Palliative (902) 473-1622. Aug 2017


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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Halifax Area
  • Palliative Care Grief Support Group Contact: Roy Ellis (902) 473-1622

  • Palliative Care Grief Drop In Group 1st Wed of the month, 6:30 pm Family Room 7080 - 7A Centennial Building VGH Contact: Roy Ellis (902) 473-1622

  • Dartmouth General Hospital Grief Group Contact: Pamela Estey (902) 465-8472

  • Hospice Halifax Drop-In Groups 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday Contact: Hospice Office (902) 446-0929

  • Widows in Self-Help (WISH) Halifax (902) 456-7592

  • IWK Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Group Contact: Jenny MacDougall (902) 233-3987

  • Alex’s Safe Harbour: Children / teens / adults - Contact: Trish Dominie (902) 448-8396

  • Heaven’s Angels Support Group – Dartmouth Contact: Nathalie Brun-Keogan (902) 404-8866

  • Bereaved Parents Support Group – Dartmouth Contact: Louise Smith (902) 404-1555 Vince MacDonald (902) 462-4050

  • St. Clements Grief Group – Dartmouth Contact: Susan Duggan (902) 446-9599

  • St.Benedict Grief Group – Clayton Park Contact: (902) 443-0725

  • Widows in Self-Healing (WISH) Sackville Contact: Phil Smith (902) 864-0758
  • St. John Vianney Grief Group - Sackville Contact: Judith Fraser (902) 864-2778 Contact: Pearl Berriman (902) 445-9227

  • Silver and Gold Grief Support Group – Lower Sackville Contact: Charlene Nolan (902) 864-5591

  • Mothers of Angels – Fall River  Contact: Nancy Weatherhead (902) 632-2539 (Child loss of any kind)

  • GriefShare – Hatchet Lake Contact: Rev. Cheryl Rafuse (902) 225-8305

  • Healing and Hope – Sheet Hbr / Musquodoboit Hbr Contact: Jan Rowlins (902) 229-0391

  • Twin Oaks Grief Group - Musquodoboit Contact: Katie Simms (902) 889–4103

  • Caregiver Support Groups – HRM Contact: Lynn Butler (902) 421-7390 Brenda Sangster (902) 421-7390

  • Understanding Your Grief – West End Sobeys 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-12pm
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Nova Scotia
  • Grief Support Group – Mahone Bay Contact: Hilary Scott (903) 529-0021

  • Friends in Bereavement – Bridgetown, Kentville, Berwick Contact: Jennifer Longley (902) 681-8239 Contact: Carol Ward (902) 665-4804

  • Mothers of Angels – Bridgewater  Contact: Julia Corkum (902) 530-6005

  • Mom’s of Children Passed – Kentville Contact: Sherry Bigelow (902)-365-5210
  • Caregiver Support Group – New Minas Contact Doris Davidson (902) 542-1503

  • Healing and Hope – Cumberland County Contact: Terry Lynn Smith (902) 667-5400 (Ext 6428) Contact: Sharon Skinner (902) 667-5400 (Ext. 6344)

  • Bereavement Support Group – Yarmouth Contact: Derrick Babin (902) 742-4512

  • Community Support Group – Yarmouth Contact: Bertha Brannen (902) 740-2146

  • Bereavement Support Group – Clare Contact: VON (902) 742-4512

  • Bereavement Support Group – Digby Contact: VON (902) 742-4512

  • Bereaved Families of Cape Breton – multiple locations Contact: Wynn McNeil Phone: (902) 564-6795

  • Mothers of Angels - New Waterford Contact: Shirley Kelley (902) 862–8460
SUICIDE SUPPORT
  • Survivors of Suicide – Halifax Contact George Tomie (902) 445-0860

  • The Circle: A Suicide Support Group - Dartmouth Contact: (902) 878-0716
GRIEF CAMP CHILDREN / TEENS
  • Camp Kedooopse Grief Camp, Brigadoon Village Toll Free: 1-888-471-5666

  • Camp Kerry Society  http://campkerrysociety.org/