Grief Services

Our Growing Through Grief Service offers programmes for children, young people and adults who are experiencing change, loss and grief in their lives.

Growing Through Grief

Our Growing Through Grief service provides Seasons for Growth® education and peer-support programmes for children, young people, and adults who are experiencing change, loss and grief in their lives. This may include the death of a loved one, parental separation or divorce, moving house or school, as well as many other life changes and losses.

 Seasons for Growth® programmes aim to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of those attending following significant loss and change, and to support individuals to adapt to what they are experiencing.

The metaphor of the four seasons provides a framework within which participants can explore their experiences of grief with others, develop skills and understanding, and restore self-esteem and self-confidence.

Seasons for Growth® respects all cultural and spiritual beliefs.

 All Seasons for Growth® programmes are education programmes, and do not provide counselling or therapy.

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Programmes currently available are:

For Children and Young People:

Seasons for Growth® Levels 1 to 3: Age-appropriate groups for children aged 6-12 years. The groups meet weekly for one-hour sessions for 8-9 weeks.

Seasons for Growth® Level 4: Age-appropriate groups for young people aged 13-18 years. The groups meet weekly for one-hour sessions for 8-9 weeks.

Cost: $20 per child/participant for the full programme.

Life Threatening Illness:

A short 4 session programme for children and young people affected by someone they love being seriously ill is available in some centres.

Cost: $20 per child/participant for the full programme.

For Adults:

“Exploring the Seasons of Grief” – a small group programme for adults, providing opportunity to reflect on their personal experiences of loss and to gain understanding and skills to assist with wellbeing. The groups meet for four weekly sessions of 2.5 hours.

Cost: $30 per person for the full programme.

Understanding Change, Loss and Grief” – a 3-hour interactive seminar for professionals or other interested groups and individuals, to deepen their general understanding of the nature and impact of change, loss and grief on their lives or in their workplace.

Cost: $50 per person. Please contact the coordinator for the cost to attend a seminar within your organisation.

For Parents:

Short programmes providing the chance for parents to wonder, share, discuss and learn ways to nurture their child through change in the family.

“Supporting your Child following Separation or Divorce” – an opportunity for parents to consider the experience of separation or divorce from a child’s perspective, and to explore ideas and strategies for supporting their child through this family change. Two 2-hour sessions.

Cost: $20 per person.

“Supporting your Child following the Death of a Loved One” – an opportunity for parents to better understand the experience of bereavement from a child’s perspective, and to explore effective ways to support their child through loss in the family. One 2.5-hour session.

Cost: $20 per person.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the local coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Growing Through Grief is available in the following centres:

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time.

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement,

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator.  All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes are offered

  • in community venues
  • in some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Programmes  are offered

  • In community venues
  • In some schools by arrangement

Cost:

For children or young people: $20 per child for the full programme

For adults:                                   $30 per person for the full programme

For parents:                                $20 per person to attend a programme

Seminar: Please contact the coordinator for cost to attend a seminar or to offer this within your organization.

Donations/koha in support of this work are welcome at any time

For more information or to enrol please contact the Coordinator. All enquiries are welcome.

Calls may be taken by answer phone – please leave a message so your call can be returned.

Seasons for Growth® is wholly owned by Good Grief Limited. The Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington manages and oversees the licence for Seasons for Growth® in New Zealand on behalf of Good Grief Limited.