Grief Issues

1. Bereavement Support Group of Swift Current

"Through support and sharing comes help and hope"

The Bereavement Support Group is here to provide a comfortable and supportive environment in which grieving individuals can interact and share their experiences and memories. This is an opportunity for remembering, emoting, bringing closure and focusing on reinvesting in living.
The Bereavement Support Group provides professional support and guidance through the natural process of moving through grief.

The program addresses a number of topics and issues:
•    Phases of grief
•    Tasks of mourning
•    Grief reactions (physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual)
•    Grief management
•    Dealing with fear, anger and guilt
•    Coping strategies
•    The art of living again
•    Lessons the dead can teach us
•    Coping with holidays and special family days

Any person, regardless of age, who is experiencing bereavement, is welcome to join the group sessions. We would ask you make a commitment to come to each session. There is a $20.00 fee to cover some of the costs involved.

Bereavement Support Groups are run twice a year through the Cypress Health Region.  For more information about grief and bereavement, please contact the Home Care Mental Health Nurse at 778-9516.

2. Grief Recovery Support Group 

If you have lost someone close to you, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  That is the reason for GriefShare , a special seminar and support group for people who are grieving.  The group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encourgement during this difficult time. 

GriefShare is a nondenominational group and each session includes a video seminar which features top experts on grief recovery.  The video session is followed by a group discussion where you will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss. 

Visit GriefShare for more information

3. Traumatic Events Response Team

The Traumatic Events Response Team is a group of specially trained individuals, whose goal is to provide help to those affected by traumatic events.

A traumatic event is any event that occurs suddenly as a result of suicide, violence, accident or natural disaster and results in death, injury or significant loss. Traumatic events affect individuals, families, groups within the community or the community as a whole.

The goal of the Traumatic Events Response Team is to safeguard the well-being of people who have experienced a traumatic event. The team ensures these people can continue to function in their home, workplace and within the community.

Any individual or group can use this service. This service is free of charge. If you are interested in these services or wish more information:

4. Southwest Victim Services Inc.

The Southwest Victim Services program is dedicated to providing information, support and referrals to people affected by crime. This service can help you cope with the effects of crime, proving emotional support when needed. Through this service, you can apply for victim's compensation and receive referrals to other agencies for further assistance. Victim Services can also provide you with information in regards to the status of the police investigation and/or court case, provide you with an explanation of what happens in court and can help you prepare a victim impact statement.

Southwest Victim Services has a number of goals:

•    Minimizing trauma and limiting the impact of crime
•    Preventing further victimization
•    Ensuring victim rights and needs are being met
•    Coordinating community and volunteer resources for victims
•    Assisting the RCMP in providing crime prevention services in the community

If you are a victim of a crime or traumatic event, we may be able to assist you.
Phone: (306) 778-6565 Or your local RCMP detachment and ask for a Support Worker.