COMMUNITY COUNSELLING SERVICES
Compassionate Friends of Southwestern Manitoba Support group for parents who have lost a child and also a sibling support group. Phone (204) 727-1823
Suicide Bereavement Group Support group for friends or family who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. Phone (204) 573-7878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Manitoba Mental Health
Assessments, counselling, treatment, consultation, case management, and linkage to other services and resource education. Phone (204) 578-2400
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba - Telephone Bereavement Support
Bereavement support offered by trained volunteers to any area of the Province. Phone 1-800-539-0295 ext 232 or ext 226
The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel. It doesn’t matter what time of day, or what day of the week you need support, you can access online counselling services, anytime: 24/7.
Center for Loss & Transition A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality. Please click here
Canadian Virtual Hospice Has a team of palliative care experts who are ready to answer your questions about terminal illness, end-of-life care, loss and bereavement. You will receive a detailed, personal response in three working days. All questions and answers are confidential. Please click here
KidsGrief.ca Is a free online resource to provide guidance to parents on how to support children who are grieving the dying or death of someone in their life. It equips parents with the words and confidence to help their children grieve losses in healthy ways.
Please visit www.kidsgrief.ca
Sesame Street Support your family, even the littlest ones. Children may not understand the details and specifics, but they can often surprise you with their sensitivity and instinctual way of detecting grief. As the adult, you want to find ways to help them celebrate the life of your loved one and enjoy happy memories and stories. The most important way to support your family is to simply listen to them and pay close attention to the feelings and needs of younger ones. If you sense any serious change in behaviour, talk to them to try to get to the root of their feelings.
This is a great resource from Sesame Street, which will help your family move forward in a healthy and educated manner. Please click here
My Good Grief Journal for Kids This app is only available on iPads but allows children (with adult supervision if young) to tell the story of their loved person, whether it be a brother or sister or parent/grandparent or pet. It also includes a journaling space for kids who want to reflect on their feelings not just memories. Please click here
PRIVATE COUNSELLING SERVICES
These private counsellors have provided help and support to many grieving family members and friends.
Dr. Michelle Darichuk, Psychologist
Dr. Craig Yury, Psychologist
Dr. Greg Gibson, Psychologist
Dr. Breanna Lawrence, Psychologist
Roberta J. Graham Counselling Services
Patricia Gibson Counselling Services
Vivian Drake Counselling
Foster Counselling Services
Choice Counselling Associates
Independent Counselling Consultants
The Counselling Centre
FPS Forensic Psychological Services
Elan M. Jury, Therapist
Grief Support Resources
The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Words fail to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is more challenging than we, or others, might expect.
The articles below are meant to describe different types of grief; their intent is to help you understand your own, or to help you empathize with another person's grief.
These articles were written by Dr. Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr. Bill is the founder and executive director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).
Dr. Bill's knowledge of grief exists not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill's young wife died suddenly of a heart attack. Her passing left him in the difficult situation of coping with immense loss while raising his two sons, who were only seven and nine when their mother died. Dr. Bill has become a recognized author, and a renowned international speaker and seminar leader who draws from 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.
Coping with Loss
These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses, such as the loss of a spouse, child, parent, sibling or the loss of a pet.
Children and Grief
These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them cope.
Helping those who Grieve
These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, as well as tips on how to help navigate special days and holidays, which can be especially difficult in the wake of a loss.
Coping with Complicated Situations
Grief can come unexpectedly in life. These articles offer more specific information on certain types of grief, such as grief following a suicide, and grief in the workplace.
Brockie Donovan is proud to offer free seminars on Grief & Loss with counsellor Shelley Wray
When someone you love dies, you come to know your deepest pain. Your heart may broken into a thousand tender pieces. We recognize grief can feel like a heavy fog, clouding our minds, numbing our senses, obscuring our identity and the direction we feel we should take. Our seminars with Shelley Wray are designed to help you understand your grief and help you learn to heal. Should you need help through your journey of grief, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or by calling us at (204) 727-0694.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, we have suspended our Grief Seminars until a later date when it is safe to gather.
Below we offer an inspirational grief resource that has helped many to heal after the loss of a loved one. If you are struggling and feel you would benefit from additional help, please contact us at our funeral home. Our staff is very familiar with the grief resources in our community, and can refer you to local support groups. We are here to help.
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