What is grief?
Grief is our response to loss, especially to the loss of a loved one who has died. The death may have been sudden or after a long illness. Grief is a normal process and can include emotional, mental, social, physical and spiritual changes over a period of time.
How can we help?
Because everyone grieves in a different way, what people find helpful will also differ. People find support through talking, journaling, exercise or being creative.
Hospice volunteers have experience with grief and provide companionship and support.
We offer 8-week adult grief groups several times a year. During these groups, information is offered about the grief process and participants have the opportunity to share their stories and to learn about healthy ways to begin to heal. Bereavement sessions are held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others who have also experienced a loss.
Our next Grief Support Group starts October 2. To register, please call 604-223-7309.
We provide one-to-one, individual support over the phone or in-person.
Children, Youth and Family Support
PRHS hopes to provide group bereavement support to children and youth in the near future. We do provide one-to-one support for children, youth or families who have experienced loss.
Please watch our website for information on upcoming groups or call our office at 604-223-7309 if you or someone you know could benefit from support.