Seasons for Growth

  • is a program for children (K-6) who have experienced significant change or loss (eg death, separation, divorce, natural disaster).
  • explores how we can learn to live with and grow from these experiences.
  • uses the imagery of the four seasons to illustrate that grief is cyclical, not a linear journey with a clear end.
  • normalises change/loss as being a valuable part of life and its ongoing cycle.
  • is facilitated by trained companions in small, confidential groups, where children can speak about their experiences and support and learn from one another.
  • fosters well-being and resilience.
  • highlights the importance of social support, confidentiality and the need to practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss.
  • focusses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.
  • runs for eight weeks and each weekly session is 40-50 minutes with a booster session later.
  • an initiative of the Sisters of St Joseph, Good Grief Ltd is an Australian owned not-for-profit organisation.
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