Child & Youth Grief Support

Child Grief

Who has left your life – mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, an auntie or uncle, someone you care about?

If children are old enough to love, they are old enough to grieve. Children grieve in waves and the intensity, duration and frequency of these waves are neither linear nor predictable. 

Their grief may be expressed in a variety of ways including:

  • Through their five senses
  • Their actions or behaviours
  • Symbolic & creative play
“The greatest gift you can give your children is not protection from change, loss, pain or stress, but the confidence and tools to cope and grow with all that life has to offer them.”
Wendy Harpham

Teen Grief

Have you a family member, a friend, someone you love and/or care about? Are you grieving the death of a grandparent, parent, sibling, friend or other person close to you? Is someone that you care about dying?

How we cope with death, dying, grief and loss is as unique as our fingerprints. Grief may affect you physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and/or spiritually.

Hospice offers one-to-one grief support in a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental place that is ideal for self-exploration and understanding.

Referrals to this program are made from schools, families, doctor’s offices, churches and community agencies. If you are 16 or older, you may refer yourself.