Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to losing a loved one but it affects each person differently. In other words, there is no textbook solution to addressing it. Some people choose to cope with it alone and may not want or need outside assistance. Others may find comfort in sharing their pain, anger, sadness and other emotions they feel after a loss. For these individuals, meeting with others who are going through something similar can be a comfortable first step towards recovery.
Bereavement support groups are offered at the Jockey Club Home for Hospice (JCHH) to connect grieving individuals and help them navigate the bereavement process with positivity and peer support. These groups may be structured differently to accommodate clients with various backgrounds and needs.
>For the newly bereaved, our tea gatherings offer a safe setting to share and receive support. Our counselors will start off by explaining each stage of the bereavement process and providing an overview of the bereavement support services available. Afterwards, the floor will be opened up to participants to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings. Opening up to strangers is often a daunting prospect, especially for grieving individuals. However, sharing with others who have gone through, or are still going through, similar circumstances will help you feel less alone and more supported during this difficult time.
Festivals, holidays and special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, are often painful moments within the bereavement process. As families gather to celebrate these events, the bereaved are reminded of their loss, which could magnify their sense of loneliness and sorrow. For these individuals, even brief moments of enjoyment can be overshadowed by feelings of guilt, as if their happiness is a sign of betrayal to the deceased. Our Remembrance Programs are designed to help you remember the ones you have lost as you learn to enjoy life’s celebrations again.
We are committed to the care of not only our patients, but also the ones they eventually leave behind. If you are interested in getting grief support, we are here for you. Please call us at (852) 2331 7000 or email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment with our clinical team.