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News Update

Seasons for Growth Grief Education

Information Sessions

Date: 10th May – 7.30pm-9pm

Venue: St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton Grange, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0YG

Train the Trainer:  Children and Young Peoples Programme

Date: 11th & 12th June 2018

Venue: tbc

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2 day ‘Companion’ Training

Date: 14th & 15th June 2018

Venue: St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton Grange, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0YG

Please contact the Seasons Office on info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk in order to register for the introduction and for the training days.

For training you will need to complete an application form. If there is someone you wish to give the information to then please feel free to give them these details.

Information Session – Wales

Date: 13th June 2018 Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

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Accredited Facilitator training – Wales

Date: 12th and 13th July 2018 + 13th September 2018

Venue: The Seminar Room Llandudno General Hospital Hospital Road Llandudno LL30 1LB

Cost £250

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Latest update from England and Wales (March 2018)

Read the lastest update here

New Charity Registration number

Following the closure of Seasons for Growth England and Wales by the former Trustees, we are now registered as Seasons for Growth Grief Education which has been given a New Charity Registration number: 1173121.

 

 

Training Application Pack

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Conferences

The first Conference and Re-connector was held in Wales on 28th June 2017.

See more information on the event here

A further Conference and Re-connector was held at Brunel University London on 29th June 2017.

See more information on the event here

New versions of Seasons for Growth materials are coming soon and will be available for preview at both conferences!

What is Seasons for Growth?

grief change and loss support for children, young people and adults.

Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief peer-group education programme to support young people aged 5-19 years and adults who are affected by change, loss and grief. It was first  delivered in 1996 and is well established in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Our Vision

A healthy society where grief and loss are recognised as a normal part of life and appropriate support is available to all.

Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are normal and valuable parts of life. It aims to produce a sense of resilience, personal growth and acceptance of change in people’s lives.

The children and young people’s programme deals with change, loss and grief associated with death, family breakdown, or any other form of separation.

The adult programme covers a much broader range of life changes such as unemployment, dislocation, dealing with disabilities, moving to a nursing home, or even suffering from the effects of natural catastrophes.

Why call it Seasons for Growth?

Grief is a bewildering experience and can take many forms. The seasons in nature represent change, with good days and bad days. They occur in a cycle which we cannot alter or prevent from happening. Accessible and easily understood, the metaphor of the natural seasons – autumn, winter, spring and summer – provide participants in our programmes with a language which helps them to understand and learn from their grief experience.

Is Seasons for Growth Counselling?

Seasons for Growth is a group peer-support programme, rather than individual counselling.