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Greystone Bereavement Centre

What we offer ...    

Dealing with a life-threatening illness or death can be the most difficult challenge we'll ever face. There's no reason to face it alone. The Greystone Bereavement Centre is here to help. We provide grief and bereavement services in a safe environment for people to share in the experience of journeying through their grief. The goal of the Greystone Bereavement Centre is to contribute to the health of grieving individuals across Saskatchewan and to be a resource for education and training relating to grief and bereavement.  Knowledge is empowering and at the Greystone Bereavement Centre we work to help people understand their grief so they can reinvest themselves in life and living and finding a new normal following the death of someone special. The Greystone Bereavement Centre offers specialized grief and bereavement counselling, group support, children's camps and education opportunities.

The Greystone Bereavement Centre is working to ensure that all Saskatchewan people can access the grief and bereavement support and services they need to navigate through their unique grief journey and contribute to the well-being of grieving individuals while helping create healthier Saskatchewan communities.

Please call Connie at 306-523-2781 to register for any of our services.

Click here for printable Winter/Spring 2015 Program Brochure

 

Individual Bereavement Counselling

Individual specialized counselling is available for bereaved children, teens, adults and families who have experienced all types of death losses. Fee for service in effect.

 

Adult Grief Group

We offer a 5 session program designed for adults who are grieving. Each week a different aspect of the grieving process is examined. Participants are divided into small groups according to the type of loss (ie. loss of spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend). There is also a separate group for young adults (18 - 30 year olds).

 

Daytime Support Group for Older Adults

We offer a 5 session program designed to help older adults (60+) who are grieving the loss of someone significant. Each week a different aspect of the grieving process is examined. The sessions follow the same format as the evening Adult Grief Group, but are held in daylight hours.

The next sessions of the Daytime Support Group will be held at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - noon on June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 and July 2, 2015. Please call 306-523-2781 to register.

 

Grieve Outloud: Helping Children and Teens Work Through Bereavement

This 2 session group provides an opportunity to meet other kids and teens who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend or other family member. It provides children and teens the opportunity to learn about the grieving process and to share in mourning the death of a family member in a caring, accepting and confidential setting. A different topic related to grief is covered each week through sharing, art, music and games. We talk, share, cry, paint, draw and play our grief out. There are 3 different age groups: ages 5 -8, ages 9-12, and ages 13 - 18. There is no fee to attend.

 

Bearing Loss: A Support Group for Families Grieving Perinatal Loss

This group is open to grieving parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, termination, newborn or neonatal loss. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month..There is no fee to attend. This group has been realigned with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and the meeting location will change to the Home Care Building at 4211 Albert St., Regina. For more information contact Marlene Jackson at 306-766-7301.

 

Surviving Suicide Support Group

The grief following a death loss to suicide is particularly difficult.,You will find support, education, encouragement and help in a confidential and safe setting. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St., Regina.

 

Homicide Loss Support Group

This is a monthly support group for adults who have experienced a loss due to homicide. You will find support from others who understand this kind of loss, education, encouragement and suggestions for coping in a confidential and safe setting. The group is facilitated by volunteer leaders who have experienced a homicide loss. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30  P.M. The group will meet Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St., Regina. Please call to register.

 

Grief After Overdose

For adults who have experienced a death, due to alcohol, drug use and/or overdose. This is an opportunity to connect with others experiencing this type of death loss and explore together the unique nature of this type of grief. The group will meet Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St. Please call 306-523-2781 for more information or to register.

 

Traumatic Loss Educational Sessions

These 3 educational sessions will provide information about traumatic grief for those who have survived a traumatic death loss.,It,will benefit those who have experienced loss due to homicide, suicide or accidental death. It may also be helpful for those who have experienced trauma as a result of a death due to natural causes. Participants are not expected to share their stories unless they choose to. Registration is for all three sessions - they are a series that build upon one another.

1. Traumatic Grief - How is it different?

2. Dealing With the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress

3. Your Healing Journey: Suggestions for Coping and Moving Forward

 

Caring Hearts Camp

This weekend retreat for children and teens ages 5 - 18 is held at Dallas Valley Ranch near Lumsden. Thr retreat includes fun, recreational activities such as horseback riding, campfire, rock wall climbing, crafts and therapeutic activities to help children and teens with their grief. There is no charge to attend Camp and transportation to and from Dallas Valley from Regina is provided. Caring Hearts Camp is held in the Spring and in the Fall.

The next Camp will take place September 25th - September 26th.

 

Cooking for One

This class is for bereaved adults. Join us for this three hour class on how to cook for one. A public health inspector will talk about food safety and a dietician will help you understand how to make good food choices. You will also have an opportunity to meet other bereaved adults in a similar situation.

 

Hope for the Holidays

When you are bereaved, the holiday season may seen overwhelming.There are ways to cultivate serenity and peace during the holiday season without your family member. We invite you  to join us for an evening of reflection, music and support to help you through the weeks ahead.