Brochures & Resources

Grief & Loss During the Holidays Document

BC Bereavement Helpline Grief & Loss Support Brochures

Our Grief & Loss brochure includes an overview of BCBH services, contact information and BCBH history.

An allotment of printed copies of the Grief & Loss Support brochures are complimentary for our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Non-members are welcome to order brochures online.

Additional brochures are below, including those in Punjabi and Chinese.

BCBH Grief & Loss Brochure- Punjabi

BCBH Grief & Loss Brochure- Simplified Chinese

BCBH Victims of Homicide – English

BCBH Victims of Homicide – Punjabi

BCBH Victims of Homicide – Simplified Chinese

BCBH Flyer with Tear-Off Tabs

Dr. Alan Wolfelt “Healing Your Chronic Illness Grief: 100 Practicual ideas for Living Your Best Life” Book

Chronic illness is a type of loss. Depending on your condition and its course, you may be confronted with physical limitations, financial struggles, relationship challenges, and much more. Your hoped-for future may feel stolen from you.

In addition to good physical care, acknowledging and working through your normal, necessary grief along the way are essential to living well with chronic illness. Mourning is important self-care. The 100 tips, affirmations, and simple activities in this book will help you attune to and express your feelings each day. They will support you in living your best life physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Order here.

“Ten Things to Know About Grief” Brochures

This brochure provides helpful and informative facts about what to expect and how to help yourself through the grief process. Please download and circulate to those in need at your discretion. (Brochures are in PDF format.).

Tagalog (Philipino)

Dealing with Grief: A Guide to Understanding Your Reactions Brochure

Created by the Victoria Hospice Bereavement Program, this three-panel brochure helps explain the social, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual reactions one may experience with grief and loss.

Dealing With Grief PDF

BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Gone Too Soon Grief Handbook

The BC Centre on Substance Use partnered with BCBH to create a grief handbook specific for those who have lost a loved one due to substance use entitled “Gone Too Soon.”

Click to find the download here

Reccommended Reading 

All books listed below are available on, or you may check your local library.

Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing in Your Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Healing a Friend or Loved One’s Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens About Death, Suicide, Funerals, Homicide, Cremation, and Other End-of-Life Matters, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss, by Patrick O’Malley PhD and Tim Madigan.

Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss, by Bob Deits

Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss, by Kenneth Doka

No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, by Michael Henderson

Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change, by Martha Lasley

Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture, by Christina Baldwin

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair (Business), by Christina Baldwin

The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn From Love and Loss, by Mary-Frances O’Connor

Guides for the Bereaved and Their Loved Ones – Children

 Death, Grief, and Loss: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators, Counsellors, and Other Helpers to Talk about Difficult Topics, by Dallas Shirley, M.Ed., RCC and illustrated by Amanada Shirley and Dallas Shirley

My Many, Many, Many Feelings: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators, Counsellors, and Other Helpers to Talk about Difficult Topics, by Dallas Shirley, M.Ed., RCC and illustrated by Amanada Shirley and Dallas Shirley

Guides for the Bereaved and Their Loved Ones – Sibling

The Empty Room; Understanding Sibling Loss by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

See more reading options at for more books by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt.

Online Grief Resources – General – Online grief support. A place for comfort and sharing for those who have experienced loss or are supporting a loved one in hospice care. – online counseling resource.

Camp Kerry Private Online Social Network

Canadian Virtual Hospice – Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.

Child and Youth Grief Podcast – Victoria Hospice Child and Youth Counsellor Allyson Whiteman

Coping with the Loss of  Loved One to Mesothelioma

Creating Memorial Albums After Loss

Grief and Grieving – Healthlink BC

Grieving and Ritual Podcast

HealthLink BC Directory – A search tool for health services in British Columbia. – for parents supporting children when someone they care about is seriuosly ill, is dying or has died. – people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

Megan Devine

Twitter – @refugeingrief

Website – Refuge In Grief

MindShift™ CBT – MindShift™ CBT is an app that uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. – for anyone who has experienced a loss because losing someone is difficult. – grief training to support paramedic practice

Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society

Vivibot – a chat bot for young people dealing with life beyond cancer.

What’s Your Grief– grief articles on a variety of subjects