Upcoming Bereavement Support Group Offerings
 
Our bereavement support groups assist individuals who may be dealing with issues of sadness, grief, depression, anger, guilt or any other related feelings accompanying the death of a loved one. They are not therapy groups, but rather, support groups where individuals can share their feelings and experiences in a caring and safe environment.
 
Please note that, in our experience, having at least 2-3 months time between the loss of your loved one and starting a support group is important in order to find the group most helpful. If you would like bereavement support sooner, please call or email us to schedule individual grief counseling until the timing is better to participate in a group. Thank you for your understanding.
 
We care about your loss and consider it a privilege to be of service.
 

Online Bereavement Support Group

8 Consecutive Thursdays
April 16, 2020 - June 4, 2020
Thursday Daytime: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
 
Grief following the death of a central person in your life is one of the hardest things you will ever have to bear. It is painful, isolating, and often scary. To be newly bereaved in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty and fear is to have your grief compounded in ways one could never have imagined. 
 
During this time of social distancing and Governor Mills' Stay Healthy at Home directive, Hospice of Southern Maine will be offering an online bereavement support group via Zoom. Zoom is a secure video-conferencing platform that Hospice of Southern Maine staff can use for virtual face-to-face conversations with patients and families. Zoom is free, and it can be used on your smartphone or your computer. 
 
Our online bereavement support groups can accommodate up to 10 people. Groups will be held once a week for 90 minutes and will run for 8 weeks. For people who do not have a smartphone or computer, it is still possible to join in by phone for the audio portion only. For more information or to register, please contact Erin King at eking@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org or (207) 289-3521.