Balanced Wheel – Peer Support Group
The support group aims to create a safe space to share stories, experiences and receive mutual support amongst peers who have experienced a similar loss on their journey to heal, find hope and thrive..
Bereavement Peer Support Group FAQ
I thought of some questions to answer which may be on your mind about this bereavement peer support group.
Is the support group only for those who have recently been bereaved?
There is no timeline for grief. The impact of bereavement continues for many years and some people may only be able to talk about it after many years.
You’re welcome to join this bereavement peer support group regardless of how short or long your bereavement has been.
Is the support group like a counselling session?
No. Think of this support group as a confidential and non-judgemental space where you are connecting with people with similar experiences with the same goal to support and share.
The support group isn’t a replacement for counselling or therapy if you need one.
Is a support group right for me?
Attending support groups isn’t right for everyone because we are all different and may not be ready to explore this option.
Why should you join this peer support group?
The death of a spouse can make you feel lonely or isolated. I know what it feels like to be in the midst of an amazing network of friends and relatives and still feel like I have no one to turn to.
I suppose this support group isn’t for everyone but only for those who would like to connect with people who have similar experiences for friendship, sharing coping strategies, and mutual support.
What will we talk about in the support group?
I don’t have all of this figured out yet, but the conversations will majorly be about sharing your story and experiences, how you’re feeling, and how we are learning to cope with grief.
The goal in my mind is that we feel more empowered and create a sense of community.
What if I don’t find the support group helpful?
You don’t have to stay or return if you don’t find the group helpful. But you may find it helpful further along in your bereavement journey.
Do I have to pay to attend this support group?
The support group is free to attend
There may be more questions in your mind.
There is no such thing as a small question.You can use the contact us form to ask any question about the bereavement peer support group.