Pinetown Griefshare Course Offers Help With Loss
A parish in Durban has started the first of its GriefShare programmes for the year, and there is still time to attend any of the remaining self-contained sessions.
The 13-week programme, aimed at those in need of grief counselling and support, started on February 6 at Immaculate Conception parish in Pinetown, Durban. The course can be joined at any time.
The same course is repeated in September and all denominations are welcome.
“If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, then attending a GriefShare programme can help in terms of support and encouragement. We offer a safe place to come and receive the comfort only God can give. Together, we will walk this journey with you, from mourning to joy,” Charmaine Swardling, one of the leaders of the programme, explained.
“We find that as new members join, and are prepared to share, they contribute greatly and we also learn from them, as we all grieve differently. We have had very successful feedback from those who’ve attended,” Ms Swardling added.
Because each session is self-contained, you are welcome to begin attend the GriefShare group at any time; you do not have to attend in sequence.
The cost of each programme is R200, which goes towards the programme handbook.
For more information contact Charmaine Swardling at 0845756006. For courses in other areas, visit www.griefshare.org and click on the “Find a group“ button.