Grief and Loss During the Holiday Season

Grief is an evolving process and oftentimes the feelings associated with loss seem to be out of our control. The holiday season for many who have experienced a loss can be challenging when there is so much joy around you and you are feeling the conflicting emotions.

The BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) has created a Grief and Loss During the Holidays resource that provides some helpful tips to help get through this potentially painful period of time.

The BCBH provides compassionate listening and referrals to community organizations that can help you cope with your feelings of grief and loss. If you simply need someone to talk to, please call:

Phone (Greater Vancouver): (604) 738-9950
Phone (Toll-Free): 1 (877) 779-2223
You can also email for grief support at

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Holiday hours: Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 10am-2pm