Camp Kerry Society Presents

Grief Support Groups for Adults Impacted by a Loss During COVID-19

As people face a time of increased anxiety, fear and isolation in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, those, who are coping with bereavement, are increasingly vulnerable. Quite simply, COVID-19 has heightened the risks for people to experience complicated grief. A recent article in the Globe and Mail noted that “restrictive policies meant to reduce disease transmission are causing traumatic death experiences for many residents, family members and staff.” Layered on top of this trauma is the additional impact of significant isolation for those left behind to grieve. At the Camp Kerry Society, we believe that forging connections now is more important than ever. This 6-week online program provides opportunities for adults, who have been bereaved during COVID-19, to connect and to share their experiences of loss in a supportive, compassionate environment with others who understand the unique challenges of losing a loved one during a pandemic. In this group participants will find a mutually compassionate space where they can voice their feelings, honour their loved ones and learn (discover and explore) strategies that can assist them in coping and self-caring as they grieve. The structured part of the group will last for an hour. Afterwards, participants will have the option of staying online for another half hour for a more informal “coffee break”/chat time. Group members are asked to make a commitment to attending all six sessions of the series and to notify the group leader in advance if they are unable to attend a session. Registration will be limited to 12 participants. Groups are facilitated by experienced therapists assisted by trained volunteers. Specific group guidelines & technical requirements to participate in this virtual group will be sent to participants shortly after registration. For questions or help with registration, please contact the Camp Kerry office at info@campkerry.org

October 26 – November 30

4:30pm – 5:30pm PST 7:30pm – 8:30pm EST 8:30pm – 9:30 pm EST