Good Grief: Support for Teens

6-Week Program for Teens Ages 13-17

A joint initiative of Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) and Hummingbird Centre for Hope (HCH)

Good Grief is a six-week peer support group focused on helping teens understand and cope with grief after a death. Facilitated by a Registered Social Worker (MSW) and a peer support volunteer, this group will offer a safe and supportive atmosphere in which teens can work through their feelings and share their experiences with a group of peers.

Good Grief is generously supported by: 

If you would like to register for this group, please fill out the registration form below and click Submit. If you have any additional questions about this group, please email or call the office at 519-603-0196. Please note questions marked with * are required.

Once you submit the registration form, we will contact you to set up an intake.

The purpose of the intake is to gather any additional information needed in order for the facilitators to assess whether the group is appropriate and so they have a complete understanding of the dynamic in the group. The intake process also allows us to address any comments, questions or issues that you or the teen(s) may have before participating in the group.

Privacy and Confidentiality: The information that you share on this form will be kept private and confidential. It will be shared with your group facilitators for the purposes of conducting the intake, as further discussed in the consent below.

Confidentiality Exceptions
Staff and volunteers at BFO-MR and HCH have signed a confidentiality agreement. However, it should be noted that exceptions to the confidentiality rule are:
a) If a person has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child, under the age of sixteen, is or may be at risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm or neglect, the person must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a Children’s Aid Society. (Child and Family Services Act)
b) If a person suspects that a group member may be in danger of seriously harming themselves, or others, the person may seek advice or consultation that could result in breaching the confidentiality of a member. This could include: alerting the authorities and/or warning the person who is being threatened; and/or contacting a third party.
c) If called upon (subpoenaed) in court, if required to be disclosed to any regulatory body having jurisdiction, or if necessary, by reason of other legal requirements beyond the reasonable control of the recipient.

  • Your name
  • e.g. mother, father, aunt, legal guardian, etc.
  • If different than above
  • This is someone we can reach during the group in the event of an emergency.
  • e.g. mother, father, aunt, legal guardian, etc.
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  • e.g. work, social, family, other deaths, financial stress, etc.