In partnership with other organizations and concerned citizens, Thom’s has facilitated the following support groups to help those dealing with specific bereavement situations.
Grief & Loss 6-week Support Group
Offered in association with Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC.
This is a closed therapy group for people experiencing the loss of a loved one through death. The loss of someone you care for may bring the greatest emotional pain one can ever experience. For many people, the resulting feeling of loneliness, sadness, fear and
abandonment are overwhelming, and one’s identity, self-esteem and sense of purpose in life may also suffer.
Over a six-week period, group participants will explore through lectures, sharing and written exercises, how to adjust to the pain of loss, restore their self-esteem and regain hope and energy for the future.
Registration in advance is required via www.livingthroughloss.ca/support-groups/
August 6 – September 10, 2019
September 24 – October 29, 2019
November 12 – December 17, 2019
Time: Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm – 8:00pm (secured parking available)
Cost: $185.00/person paid through PayPal. RSW# provided for insurance purposes.
Contact: Cheryl Hansen, BSW, RSW, Grief & Loss Specialist 403-360-6555 (Co-facilitated by Jennifer Thom)
Safe Place is a suicide survivor peer support group. They provides free monthly peer support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Safe Place Meetings are designed to provide suicide survivors with a supportive environment where they can talk about their thoughts and feelings and share experiences tied to their loss in the company of people who are coping with similar emotions and issues.
The meetings are held at South Shore Centre in Brooks and are only for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Meeting: Last Wednesday of every month (except December)
Location: Thom’s Grief Resource Centre, Unit 1 – 500 Cassils Road East, Brooks, Alberta
Contact: Lois (403) 378-4550
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Embracing Hope is peer support for men and women who have experienced perinatal loss (miscarriage or stillbirth) or infant loss. Created in partnership with Crossroads Clinic.
People can find comfort with insight from medical professionals & find hope for the future with a caring support team.
Meeting: Please contact Marilyn (below) or Crossroads Clinic for more information.
Contact: Marilyn (403) 363-7083
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