Youth Suicide Grief Support Groups

Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region


Description
Provides 3 weekly suicide grief support groups for youth of different age groups and a biweekly drop-in group.

Service provides:

  • 3 weekly suicide grief support groups for youth offered over 12 weeks (one for ages 12 to 14, one for 15 to 17,and one for ages 18 to 25)
  • a bi-weekly drop-in group offered to provide ongoing support as needed for youth after the completion of the 12-week group
  • co-facilitated by a youth with lived experience of loss to suicide

Topics covered include:

  • emotional regulation
  • beliefs and values
  • building resiliency
  • self care
  • and coping strategies

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Edmonton is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). All facilitators are supported through monthly clinical supervision with a psychologist and other trained colleagues.


Affiliation: Partnered with Kickstand. Funded by Stollery Foundation and Government of Alberta - Children's Services.
Key Provider: facilitators, including youth with lived experience of suicide loss
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 12 to 25 years
  • who have lost someone to suicide
Parental consent is required for those youth under 18.
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • contact or visit website for registration information
Parental consent is a requirement for youth under the age of 18. Groups are offered virtually on the Kickstand Connect platform after school hours to allow for maximum participation as well as access to more youth living outside of Edmonton in the region.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-732-6654
Fax
780-482-7498
Web Site
https://edmonton.cmha.ca
Email
pwasonga@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual Special $2.50


Annual Basic $5.00


Annual Standard $20.00


Annual Corporate $50.00


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
May 12, 2023
Location
Edmonton
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Program hours vary.