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Grief Support Groups

Register for a Group: 801-585-9522

Receive the Grief Support That You Deserve

Are you or is someone you know grieving the death of someone close? Caring Connections offers grief support groups that are eight weeks in length and offered quarterly at the University of Utah College of Nursing, various University of Utah Health Centers, and online.  

The death of a close friend or family member is a powerful and emotional experience. It can shatter life as one used to know. Three elements that seem to assist in processing grief following the death of a family member or friend are: Gathering relevant information from a knowledgeable professional, talking to others about your loss, and listening to others who have had similar experiences.

five people sit in chairs in a circle and talk to one another about grief

Current Groups:

Caring Connections grief support groups are eight weeks long.  We offer support groups quarterly at the University of Utah College of Nursing, various University of Utah Health Centers and Online.  Our current Grief Groups are focused on:

  • Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend
  • Adults grieving the death of a spouse or partner
  • Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend to suicide
  • Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend to an overdose
  • Adults who have lost a family member or friend to COVID-19

Our bereavement support groups are led by health care professionals holding Masters or Doctoral degrees in Social Work or Psychiatric Nursing or Licensed Professional Counseling. 

Registration is required. 

Current Schedule:

Distance Bereavement Support Groups - Online via Zoom

Loss to Overdose
Wednesdays, September 8 to October 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Thursdays, September 16 to November 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Loss of Spouse or Partner
Wednesdays, September 8 to October 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursdays, September 16 to November 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Loss of Family Member or Friend
Thursdays, September 9 to October 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm 
Wednesdays, September 15 to November 3 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Loss to Suicide
Thursdays, September 9 to October 28 from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays September 22 to November 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

COVID-19 Grief Support Group
Tuesdays, September 14 to November 2 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

COVID-19 Recovery Support Group
Mondays, through September 27 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Tuesdays, August 17 to November 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Registration and Fee Information:

Registration is required for all groups. Call 801-585-9522 to register.

There is a $50 fee for participation for Grief Support Groups, which includes participant materials. The COVID-19 Grief Support Group and COVID-19 Recovery Support Groups are free due to generous funding from the State of Utah Department of Human Services.

We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards. 

Financial Support:

If there is a financial challenge associated with paying fees, please notify Caring Connections at 801-585-9522.  Scholarships are available through the generous support of Larkin Mortuary.