Good Grief Workshop
With the understanding that everyone will experience loss and that managing grief is an essential life-skill, the Good Grief Workshop provides education to all young people. In this one-hour workshop, the facilitator opens dialogue with youth in schools and community programs about loss and the process of grief that follows.
Through partner discussions, experiential activities, personal reflection, and an educational video of 4 young people sharing their stories, youth are encouraged to explore what grief is and different types of losses that they may experience. Topics covered include: different responses one may have to loss; how to recognize grief in self and others; how to express one’s feelings; when to ask for help; and common coping skills and strategies for healing. The tone of the workshops is informational and maintains a lively, friendly pace.
"It made me feel ok about grieving in the future"
– Grade 9 student
Lambrick Park Secondary
"I learned about different types of losses that I hadn’t thought of"
– Peer Counsellor student
Oak Bay High
"I liked the straight talk, no beating around the bush"
– Senior student
SJ Willis Alternative Education
"It was calming. I know I’m not alone"
– Grade 7 student
Journey Middle School
"I liked talking about the necessity of grief – it really opened my eyes"
– Grade 11 student