7654 Conservation Road, Guelph ON N1H 6J1  519-836-8141 ext 237

Grief Support

During the COVID-19 situation, our grief support has taken on a new shape to offer virtual and phone supports. Whether feeling the recent loss of a loved one, having intense feelings of loss resurface, or just needing a safe place where you can join together to talk and connect, we have supports available to help.

Mixed Loss Grief Support Groups

Join us in a safe and confidential online space to connect and talk about our grief. We use a peer-to-peer-based approach with two trained support facilitators. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are grieving a death and talk about thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for adults over the age of 18. It will run for 8 consecutive weeks on Zoom. Instructions on how to connect are easy and will be provided upon registration. There is no charge for this group.

Thursdays | May 21-July 9 | 7-8:30pm

1:1 Virtual Grief Companioning

If you are over the age of 18 and have experienced the recent loss of a loved one (spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend etc), you will be matched 1-1 with a trained volunteer grief companion who will offer you support either over the phone or through video conferencing. Please note, we are not therapists, counsellors or mental health professionals. We offer a peer-based support to walk this leg of the journey with you. You are not alone; we are here to help. This is a free service.

“Anxious For Nothing: Finding Calm In A Chaotic World” Virtual Meet-up

This group is based upon the book, “Anxious For Nothing” by Max Lucado. In this series of online sessions, you will learn practical ways to face the current uncertainties you may be feeling or experiencing. This group is for adults over 18 years of age. It will run for 8 consecutive weeks on Zoom. Instructions on how to connect are easy and will be provided upon registration. There is a nominal charge for the cost of the book. Starting May 2020.

Young Adults Virtual Meet-up

This meet-up is a safe, confidential forum for young adults to come, connect and share thoughts and feelings about what’s going on for them. No agenda; just come as you are. Come talk about the uncertainties, frustrations and losses you may be feeling. It’s OK to not be OK. Find new perspectives and coping strategies in these times of uncertainty and loss. This group is suitable for young adults between the ages of 18-30. You will meet by virtual conference. There is no charge for this group.

Tuesdays | Beginning May 26 | 7-8:30pm

*We value your privacy, and in all our groups we strive to create a safe and comfortable place to share. No online sessions/groups will ever be recorded.

To inquire about any of the above groups and supports, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca or call 519-836-8141 ext 237.