Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network (HNBN) is a non-for-profit project that provides grief support using nature as a catalyst. Our aim is to launch walking groups for youth and young adults, including newcomers and refugees in the community who are grieving.
HNBN will promote nature-based activities to encourage connectedness between individuals, their experiences, and their loss. Members will participate in group walks in local hiking trails and conservation areas in the Greater Toronto Area.
HNBN is funded by Mountain Equipment Co-op Outdoor Nation.
To provide bereavement support through nature and create a positive experience in healing that fosters resilience in individuals and communities.
To destigmatize grief in youth and young adults, including newcomers and refugees.
To build a volunteer base by developing support tools.
To educate community members on social grief support and collaborate with community networks.
To promote mental health and physical literacy.
Join us to learn more about Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network.
Join us as we explore nature while building your support network.
April 2018 Pilot Group are invited to join us on our first follow-up meeting.