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Virtual Living with Loss Group

We are pleased to offer a virtual version of our Living with Loss peer support program to ensure that people in our community who are grieving can continue to receive peer support during this time of physical distancing. We want to do our part to lessen the isolation you may be feeling during a time of increased isolation.

As per our usual Living with Loss groups, our virtual sessions will be facilitated by two peer support volunteers. PLEASE REMEMBER: We are not therapists, counselors or mental health professionals. We are providing a safe space to connect with other people who are grieving, to share thoughts and feelings and to hear new perspectives and coping strategies. This group is for adults 18+ and is still free of charge.

Please review our virtual group guidelines by clicking here.


Upcoming Virtual Living with Loss groups

Date & Time
Optional Topic
Tuesday June 2, 7-9 p.m. Changing How We Think About Grief
Monday June 8, 1-3 p.m.
The Elephant in the Room 
Monday June 8, 7-9 p.m. The Elephant in the Room 
Tuesday June 16, 7-9 p.m. Coping with Special Days 
Monday June 22, 7-9 p.m. Free to Hope & Free to Mourn
Tuesday June 30, 7-9 p.m. Coping with Guilt

Registration for our virtual groups is required. Registration will open the week before each group.

Please check back to register for future group dates, sign up to for our email list to be notified when registration is open, or connect with us if you have questions. Call 519-603-0196 and leave a message, or email support@bfomidwest.org.


Zoom

We are using the program Zoom for the purposes of the group. If you are new to the Zoom, please use the document below to help you get started.

Getting Started with Zoom Meetings

For more support with Zoom, visit their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Important Notice from Zoom: Please begin updating to Zoom 5.0 now. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform. Click here for more information.


Registration is now open for our two groups on Monday June 8th. When you register, please select what time (1-3 or 7-9 p.m.) you will be attending.

Registration

Acknowledgement of Peer Support:
Information and support offered by BFO-MR are provided in a peer-based environment. We do not offer professional counselling. Peer support means that our groups are facilitated by volunteers who have experienced a death and are in a place in their journey to give back. All volunteer facilitators have completed 20 hours of training and operate in accordance with BFO-MR mission and mandate.

 

If you are in need of immediate support, please call Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247