Emotional support and bereavement counselling

Nino Sekopet, our Personal Support Program Manager, specializes in helping individuals and families address the difficult emotions that can arise from a life-altering diagnosis or a journey with assisted dying.

To reach DWDC's free-to-use Personal Support Program, send an email to support@dyingwithdignity.ca or call us toll-free at 1-844-395-3640. We do not encourage anyone to end their life, nor do we provide the means to do so.

How we can help

Answering your questions. Do you have questions about your options for end of life? Do you want to make sure your wishes for end-of-life care are followed? Do you need ideas on how to support a loved one or client who has just received a terminal diagnosis? Contact DWDC's Personal Support team for useful, up-to-date information about assisted dying, patient rights, and end-of-life care.

nino-400.jpgEmotional support. Grappling with a catastrophic diagnosis is never easy, and no one should have to go through it alone. If you have fears about your condition or how you will die, you can share them with Nino Sekopet, DWDC's Personal Support Program Manager (pictured). A registered psychotherapist who specializes in trauma and loss, he treats callers with dignity and respect.

Bereavement counselling. Grief and feelings of loss are natural and universal reactions to the death of a loved one, but the way you experience grief is highly personal and unique to you. If you are anticipating a death or experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one or friend, our Personal Support team is available to help. We offer one-on-one counselling by telephone to people dealing with the complex emotions of loss and grief, and we specialize in supporting individuals whose loved ones have had medically assisted deaths.

Gatherings for a Gentle Conversation. Talking about death and dying is difficult. But, to plan effectively for end of life, we must break the taboo. Contact us for tips on how to broach the subject with family members and friends. We can show you how to host a Gathering for a Gentle Conversation in your home or at a community centre near you.