Loss and Grief or Life-Threatening Illness

When someone you love has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, is dying, or has died, it can feel like a part of you is being ripped away. Instead of hiding your feelings and trying to be “strong”, it can really help to talk to someone. There’s nothing wrong with looking for extra help to get through this tough time.

RGA Psychological and Counselling Services
http://www.rgapsych.com

Diverse group of experienced practitioners * provide short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from ages 4 and up *a variety of group therapy interests are also represented. Issues that are treated include:
*anxiety
*depression
*relationships
* adjustment to illness or injury
* trauma
* anger management
* Cognitive Behaviioural Therapy (CBT)
* family and marital relationships
* mediation
* separation and divorce
* meditation
* personality problems
* substance abuse

Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth
https://www.rotaryhospice.ca/

COVID19 In home services are suspended but volunteers are calling to check in on the patients.

Compassionate care and support * trained volunteers * information and support to individuals with life threatening conditions * family support * community awareness * ensure spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical support * bereavement support is provided for anyone who has experienced a death of a loved one

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
http://www.victim-services.com

On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * needs assessment * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP+

Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) — assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, basic necessities, dependent care costs, counselling, traditional Indigenous health services, cellular phones, vision care, dental care, aids for victims with disabilities, interpretation services, crime scene cleanup, government/medical documents and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above * financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victims

Satellite offices at: Hanover Police * Owen Sound Police * South Bruce OPP * Grey County OPP * Bruce Peninsula OPP * Saugeen Shores Police * West Grey Police * Blue Mountain OPP * Cape Croker * Perth County OPP * Stratford CMHA

Victim Services of Huron County
http://www.victimserviceshuron.ca

COVID19 Office phone forwarded to staff cell phone and will be answered directly. Staff are willing to support on scene First Responders if required. If phone support is an option that would be the first line of defense. Referrals, safety planning and needs assessments will be completed by phone, email. In-person support could take place after COVID19 screening questions were completed to ensure safety for all.

On-site early intervention and crisis intervention, needs assessment, safety planning, referrals to community services, enhanced support for vulnerable victims and assistance with applications to VQRP+

Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, basic necessities, dependent care costs, counselling, traditional Indigenous health services, cellular phones, vision care, dental care, aids for victims with disabilities, interpretation services, crime scene cleanup, government/medical documents and funeral expenses. Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility. No direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above. Financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victim

Satellite office at Seaforth Arena 122 Duke St., Seaforth N0K 1W0

Wellspring Stratford Cancer Support Centre
http://wellspringstratford.ca

COVID19 onsite programs & services suspended. Online programs now available – visit website for more information on available online programs

Support centre for those affected by cancer, their caregivers and loved ones. Programs may include: Gentle Yoga * Relaxation Therapy * Meditation * Nutrition Workshops * Reiki * Expressive Art * Look Good Feel Better * Resource centre and lending library

North Perth Community Hospice
http://www.northperthcommunityhospice.org

Network of volunteers and professionals supporting individuals and families faced with life threatening illness, death and bereavement * hospice services include: Visiting Volunteer Support – emotional, physical and spiritual support in the home, hospital or nursing home * bereavement support for children and adults individually or in a group setting * liaise with other support agencies to advocate for patient care

Volunteers should call or visit website for details

Huron Hospice Volunteer Services
http://www.huronhospice.ca

Qualified volunteer teams provide emotional and spiritual support to individuals with life threatening and terminal illnesses and their families * Volunteers are specially trained in hospice/palliative care and bereavement support * grief counselling * anticipatory grief support * one on one cancer support for individuals and their families * emotional support, respite care, spiritual support, social work services, volunteer care teams, * SOS Survivors of Suicide.
Bereavement support is provided in groups or one on one. Bereavement support is also provided in secondary schools for youth who are experiencing loss from many different experiences, loss of relationships, death, divorced or separation of parents and many others.

ConnexOntario Health Services Information
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

Confidential telephone, chat, and email information and referral and listening service providing detailed descriptions of mental health services and supports in Ontario, including how to access them

  • information about community-based counselling services and supports
  • strategies to meet goals
  • support
  • basic mental illness education

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

COVID19 After hours response line continues to be available 519-274-2848. Visitors encouraged to phone rather than visit office. If case manager responds in person to a client situation, symptom screening will take place. The response by CMHA staff may not be the assigned case manager. Toll-free 1-888-875-2944 and dial 0 for reception

Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders * enhance, maintain and promote the mental health of all individuals

Services include: community support programs including case management, concurrent disorders and court support services, peer support programs, family support programs, education, volunteering and supported housing program

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca