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Upcoming Training


Companions Training 

September Training

23rd, 24th Sept and 14th Oct – see flyer here (.pdf)

October Training

5th, 6th Oct & 2nd Nov – see flyer here (.pdf)

13th, 20th Oct & 24th Nov – see flyer here (.pdf)

Leeds for Learning

13th, 20th Oct & 24th Nov – see flyer here (.pdf)

November Training

4th, 5th Nov & tbc – see flyer here (.pdf)

Train the Trainer (Certified SfG Companions only)

Contact for upcoming training dates.


Companions Training 

There are training events and reconnectors in Wales throughout the year. Please contact the office on for more details.

Training Application Pack

Download: Training Application Pack (.docx)

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.