Virtual Support: We’re here to help
Finding a community and connection can be difficult while practicing social distancing, we are here to help.
If you are looking for helpful resources specific to your own personal grief and bereavement, but are unsure where to begin, our social worker can help guide you in the right direction.
Services offered at Hospice House
Grief groups are open to all members of the community, whether your loved one was a patient at Hospice House or elsewhere.
Grief groups tend to run for 2 hours, and are offered once a week for 6 weeks. Please note that individuals who are unable to participate in a grief group until a minimum of 3 months have passed since the death of your loved one. Individuals are able to be placed on the waitlist during this time.
We are fortunate to have a group of highly skilled volunteers who have been specifically trained in grief & bereavement services here at Hospice Fredericton.
Our volunteers are also trained to do regular phone check-ins with individuals who seek support. These services are available to all members of the community who are seeking support as well as those who are placed on a waitlist for another service offered at Hospice Fredericton, such as a grief group.
COMING SOON: Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook page and on our website.
Hospice Fredericton will soon be offering monthly drop-in grief sessions that target various themes with a focus on self-care and education.
Hospice Fredericton houses a large variety of books that individuals are able to borrow and take their time to look through and read. We have books that target all audiences, from young children to adults, that cover various areas and forms of grief and loss.
Community Mental Health Services
Addiction and Mental Health Services provide a range of services for individuals, youth, and family members. This is a free, voluntary service and can be accessed with or without a referral. Initial appointments are offered within 3 business days. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Fredericton region: (506) 453-2132
Woodstock: (506) 325-4419
Perth-Andover: (506) 273-4701
After Hours Crisis Intervention Services
The Mobile Crisis Team increases access to services and provide a range of crisis intervention services in a timely and effective manner in the person’s own environment or the environment of their choice.
Fredericton (4:30 p.m. to midnight Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday & Sunday) 506-453-2132
Woodstock & Perth-Andover (Sunday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) 1-888-667-0444
Your local hospital emergency room and community health centres are also equipped with mental health and crisis intervention services during their regular operational hours.
CHIMO is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. Our mission is to serve our community by providing a competent level of crisis intervention, referrals, and vital information in a caring, confidential manner. We can help you by providing a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province of N.B.
Provincial Helpline: 1-800-667-5005
Fredericton Area helpline: 506-450-HELP(4357)
Live Chat 5pm-12am daily through their website by clicking the link below:
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.
For phone support call: 1-800-668-6868.
For support via text message: Text CONNECT to 686868
Anyone in Canada that is thinking about, is or has been affected by suicide, can reach out across a variety of media, and feel supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For phone support call: 1-833-456-4566
For support via text message (available 4pm-12am ET): text 45645
Virtual Grief Resources
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.Learn More
MyGrief.ca can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. MyGrief.ca has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives. It is not meant to replace professional counselling or other health care services.Learn More
Back in 2011 our founder Julie Mjelve started her unwelcome journey of grief with the sudden loss of her husband. What she discovered in the weeks and months following her loss impacted her deeply and caused her to work towards founding an important little company called Grieving Together. Since it’s inception the dedicated staff at GT have had the honor of helping many people throughout North America and beyond as they walk though their grief experience. With helpful grief support information and useful mourning products we at GT certainly hope you find a bit of help and support here while you’re on our site.Learn More
We recognize that the support received by a grieving child or youth can significantly influence his/her wellbeing. As a result we aim to connect individuals and organizations who provide services and resources that benefit children and youth who are grieving a death.Learn More
KidsGrief.ca is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.Learn More
Widowed.ca is a free online resource for widows, widowers and their loved ones, providing an easy way to locate a wide variety of information and services needed after the loss of a loved one.Learn More
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of staff and volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.Read More