The Well Within Supportive Care Program staff at the Chatham-Kent Hospice want you to know that you are not alone in your grief.
Grief is a natural condition – the human reaction to loss – and it occurs to all of us at some time in our life. Grief is often experienced as intense sadness, weepiness, confusion, exhaustion, and distress. The emotional pain caused by grief can be overwhelming and often people feel that they have to deal with it on their own because as a society we don’t like to talk about death, loss, and grieving.
In 2018, the Chatham-Kent Hospice was successful in receiving an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant in order to provide grief and bereavement services within the Hospice and to the community including individual counselling, group counselling, or wellness programs and resources free of charge.
100% of respondents from one of our early bereavement program surveys reported that after their loss they experienced feelings of isolation. All participants also acknowledged that taking part in the therapy program allowed them to feel less alone.
The Supportive Care team works with individuals and families to educate them about grief and to help accelerate the natural healing process by providing an empathetic, caring, and therapeutic relationship.
While individual counselling can be of great benefit, many other groups and wellness programs are offered by the Supportive Care team including:
- Healing Yoga groups
- Grief and Bereavement Walks
- Healing Art groups
- Bereavement “Coffee Talk” Drop-in groups
- Caregiver Night Out
Participants in the Supportive Care grief and bereavement services will be impacted lifelong as they will receive coping mechanisms, self-care strategies, and healing practices that they will be able to use throughout their life.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to participate in Supportive Care programming please call Sally at:
519-354-3113 ext 2406
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we may help
for more information.
This article was written and submitted by:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice