Grief Resources

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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 ehmjay1949@gmail.com

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

ONLINE SUPPORT

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  
​Phone (204)725-4174

Dr. Craig Yury, Psychologist  
Phone (204)571-7181

Dr. Greg Gibson, Psychologist 
Phone (204)578-2413

Dr. Breanna Lawrence, Psychologist  
breannalawrence.ca

Roberta J. Graham Counselling Services  
Phone (204)725-8010

Patricia Gibson Counselling Services  
Phone (204)726-0700

Vivian Drake Counselling  
Phone (204)728-1674

Foster Counselling Services 
Phone (204)728-3758

Choice Counselling Associates
Phone (204)725-6940

Independent Counselling Consultants 
Phone (204)729-3420

The Counselling Centre  
Phone (204)726-8706

FPS Forensic Psychological Services 
Phone (204)727-7825

Elan M. Jury, Therapist 
​Phone (204)573-7878

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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.

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What is Grief?

These articles will help you understand your own grief or the grief of another. Grief is not as simple as it's made out to be -- it is more than just "feeling sad."

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving

Understanding Bereavement

Grief Stepping Stones Guide - Click to Download

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Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective

Helping Children Cope

Helping Children Understand Death - Click to Download


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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.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving

How to Help Navigate Special days and Holidays

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holidays - Click to Download

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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.

Suicide

The Loss of a Loved One to Suicide - Click to Download

Grief in the Workplace

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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 info@brockiedonovan.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. 

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Living Again

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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