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Grief Support

Your Journey through Grief

Everyone’s journey through grief is unique. Your thoughts and feelings may be quite different than those of others who have experienced loss. That’s why our grief support services are designed to meet each person’s specific needs. From sharing a cup of tea to joining a support group or meeting with a counsellor, find out what special kind of caring is right for you or someone you care about. To make an appointment please phone (604) 531-7484 or email us.

Individual and Family Counselling

Loss is a normal part of life, but when someone dies we can feel anything but normal. Grieving is a painful process. It may seem that there is no one to listen or who understands.

Our registered clinical counsellors and trained volunteers provide individuals and/or their families with emotional, practical and spiritual support to help them cope with the strong and unfamiliar emotions which accompany change and loss. Our flexible counselling services are designed to meet each person’s specific needs, from children to seniors.

Grief Support Groups

Participating in a grief support group allows you to share feelings, feel supported and be reassured that your experience is a normal part of life. We provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to share feelings and thoughts.

  • Gain a better understanding of the grieving process
  • Find a connection with others who are grieving
  • Develop an increased awareness of personal strengths

All support groups are co-facilitated by a counsellor and trained volunteer and are held throughout the year at our Supportive Care Centre.

Adult Support Group

Adults living with grief cope with strong and unfamiliar emotions. Our wide variety of Hospice Society tailored support options are designed to provide both one-on-one and group support care in a relaxing and open environment.

  • Available to adults living in the White Rock/South Surrey area
  • Individuals are encouraged to make a commitment to attend all 6 sessions
  • On-going counselling help is also available

Teen Grief Support

Teens can feel helpless and vulnerable when experiencing emotional pain associated with grief. Our Hospice Society support for adolescents and young adults 13 years and older is flexible and tailored to each teen’s needs.

  • Offered on an as-needed basis
  • The number of sessions and location can be flexible, in order to best meet the teens’ needs

Grief Support for Children

Children need special care when faced with the loss of a friend, parent or other family member. Our grief support is for children of all ages and is offered as long as a family needs our services.

Day Camps for Grieving Children

These camps are for children ages 6-12 years old, and are scheduled several times a year to coincide with Surrey School District Professional Development Days.

Men’s Group

The Men’s Grief Support Group was established for men who have lost a loved one and who are, consequently, dealing with a changed life (even a changed world).   This ongoing drop-in support group provides opportunity for men to share their stories of loss in a respectful and confidential place.  It is facilitated by a specially trained Bereavement Volunteer(s) and meets once a month.  New participants are welcome to register at anytime.

Cooking Together

Our Cooking Together Program is offered to grief clients who would like to collaborate in the preparation of a nutritious meal with the opportunity to share their grief experience in a peer-supported environment.  It considers cooking options specific to cooking for one, relates sensitively to the physical and emotional barriers of preparing food in a post-loss situation, and gives an opportunity to share a meal with others who are also grieving. 

Mindfulness Group

The Mindfulness Group will introduce you to the concepts and techniques of mindfulness meditation through 8 weekly sessions and is available to people who are grieving the death of a loved one.  It will promote personal well being, encourage an increased sense of ‘here and now’ self-awareness and help you to explore how to adjust to a new, post-loss environment.

Relaxation Sessions and Groups

We offer individual sessions or a 6-week group session in a safe and caring atmosphere where people learn and experience relaxation using soft music, guided imagery and gentle touch. To register, please call 604-531-7484 or email us.

Walking Groups

This group provides support as people move through their grief and adjust to life without the person who died. Join us for some exercise, to meet new people who share a common experience, and to provide mutual support and acceptance. To register, please call 604-531-7484 or email us.

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Where to Find Us

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Peace Arch Hospice Society
15435 16a Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1T2, Canada

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484  Open Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store
15562 24 Ave #2a, Surrey, BC V4A 2J5, Canada

15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5
Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays

Peace Arch Hospice Society

15435 - 16A Avenue, South Surrey
British Columbia, Canada V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484

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