INDIVIDUAL PEER SUPPORT SESSIONS
We want to ensure that every grieving child, teen, adult and family has the opportunity to share their feelings, thoughts and story in a safe, non-judgmental space. For some, group settings might not be the best option, therefore we also offer individual peer support sessions where you can talk to someone individually.
MORE ABOUT OUR INDIVIDUAL PEER SUPPORT SESSIONS
Before any participant can join our support groups, they must have an initial, individual peer support session with one of our staff or students. Following the initial session, participants are able to join a group, continue with individual support, or do a combination of both. Should you be interested in the one-to-one sessions specifically, or, both one-to-ones and support groups, your initial and sequential one-to-one sessions can last up to 50 minutes. Each person 18+ in age may access up to 8 one-to-one sessions total as this is our current limit. For those ages 6-17, an unlimited number of one-to-one sessions is made available as we do not currently have support groups for these ages. We do not provide support for those below the age of 6.
If you are interested in attending support groups only, your initial one-to-one session will act as an information session whilst getting to briefly know you and your story for up to 15 minutes. Following this, we will register you for your first support group and provide you with information on how to register for sequential groups.
There is no limit to the number of groups an individual can attend and participants are more than welcome to join a group following their individual peer support sessions/one-to-ones.
We do not offer counseling or therapy, we offer peer support. Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a similar experience, such as the loss of a loved one. Our peer support workers are not certified, counsellors, or therapists.
All of our programs, including our individual peer support sessions are free. Clients can expect a 4-8+ week waiting period between individual support sessions due to increased service demands.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL PEER SUPPORT SESSION?
Getting support is quick, free, and easily accessible.
To get started, please fill out our intake form and a team member will contact you within 3 business days to set up an initial individual support session.