Bereavement Support

Hospice Quinte is pleased to offer compassionate and confidential Bereavement Support, at no cost, for individuals 18+ living in the greater Quinte region.

Bereavement Companionship

This program is available to individuals who have experienced a loss recently or within the past 3 years. Your needs will be assessed by Community Hospice Coordinator, Christina Brinklow. Following the assessment, eligible clients will be appropriately matched with a Hospice Quinte Volunteer to receive weekly supportive phone calls for up to 6 months.

To register for Bereavement Companionship, please contact Christina Brinklow, 613-966-6610 ext. 229, or use the online form at the top of this page.

Grief Toolbox Support Group*

*In-person Grief Toolbox Support Groups will be available Fall 2021 or early 2022 at the Hospice Quinte Care Centre. Individuals who are interested in participating in Grief Toolbox Support Group are asked to please contact Community Hospice Coordinator, Christina Brinklow, to be added to the wait list for this program.

Hospice Quinte’s Grief Toolbox Support Group runs for eight consecutive weeks and is held at various times throughout the year. This program is available to individuals who have experienced a loss that occurred more than 3 months before the support group starts and less than 3 years before the support group starts.

The Grief Toolbox Support Group are closed groups, which means that the same group members attend for all eight weeks and no new members join. Each two hour session is structured to cover key topics such as understanding the grief experience, handling the difficult emotions of grief, managing the stress of change, preparing for special occasions, and finding meaning after loss. Joining a support group can be an important step in your grief journey. With compassionate and helpful care, grieving persons can find themselves enriched by the experience of a bereavement support group.

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What is Peer Support?

Peer support refers to help and assistance that is given to you by someone like you. Peers are not professionally trained counsellors or therapists, they are people like you who have experienced the loss of a loved one and are on a similar journey of navigating their grief. 

Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.