We offer individual support sessions for those eligible for closed groups, and for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, homicide or overdose. Individual support is a place where you can feel safe to share your story with someone who has experienced a similar loss, and is a trained volunteer. This meeting is a chance for you to get some immediate support and also to explore the possibility of joining a mutual support bereavement group.
BFO holds weekly support groups, facilitated by peer volunteers. Closed groups are small, closed-membership groups of 8-12 people who have experienced similar losses and want to explore their grief in a confidential, supportive setting. Open groups are available for adults, with group meetings consisting of open discussion. Find out more information about support groups here:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 686868 to text with a trained Crisis Responder
Crisis Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
Distress Centres of Toronto Helpline: (416) 408-4357