Journeying with You

Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program offers support and education to families after the death of their child. In addition to the support offered on a child's dying day, outreach continues in the form of grief educational mailings, outreach phone calls, meetings with clinicians, grief groups for parents and siblings, and our annual Memorial Tribute held each May. We also sponsor summer camps for children ages 7-17.

The hospital's bereavement program tracks resources in the five states that Primary Children's serves including Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. As you and your family journey through grief and mourning, we are a supportive partner. Please feel free to call us at (801) 662-3778 or email us at any time to talk about your child and how we can support you in your grief.

Resources for Patients & Families

As you and your family journey through grief, Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program is a supportive partner. We send mailings and make occasional personal contact by phone during the year after the death of your child. Please feel free to call or email us at any time to talk about your grief. Each mailing will offer thoughts, tips and suggestions about ways you might weave the sorrow of the death of your child into your life story as a grieving parent and family. We offer our heartfelt condolences and assurances that we are here to journey with you and support you.

Local Resources

Primary Children's Hospital Bereavement Program serves Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. Specific therapeutic resources for grief are available in most areas. Please contact us for specific local resources.

Support Groups

Primary Children's offers a variety of support groups free of charge to parents and families who have experienced the death of a child. You will meet other parents who have had children die, and you will have the opportunity to share and learn with them. The groups are led by trained professionals who will provide additional tools to help you cope with your grief.

Grief groups are currently being held virtually. The next grief group will start on Monday March 28, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. and it runs through April 9, 2022. This group is free of charge to parents and caregivers who have experienced a death of a child.  If you are interested in participating, please email the Bereavement Coordinator at pc-griefsupport@imail.org for more information and to register.

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