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Hillingdon Dates For Your Diary 2014-2015

Some dates for upcoming events in Hillingdon:

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday 13th November 2014 from 1pm – 3pm. Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW


Thursday 5th & Friday 6th February 2015 (Full days)

Thursday 16th April 2015, 1pm – 3pm, Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW

ANNUAL RECONNECTOR: Friday 15th May 2015, 1-4pm, Committee Room 5, Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge

Please speak to your trainers, Elaine Tabony or Tessa Pike for more information, or contact the national office on info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk for an application pack.


Leeds Dates For Your Diary 2014-2015

Here are the dates for reconnector and training events in Leeds.

FULL TRAINING : Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd October 2014 (full days), Monday 8th December 2014 (half day training reconnector). Click here for more information and application form

ANNUAL RECONNECTOR: Friday 28th November 2014. Click here for more information and application form

FULL TRAINING: Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th February 2015 (full days), Wednesday 18th March 2015 (half day reconnector). Click here for more information and application form

SAD EVENTS TRAINING: Friday 27th February & Wednesday 6th March. Click here for more information and application form

REFRESHER TRAINING: Wednesday 25th March 2015. Click here for more information and application form

Sponsor Elaine Tabony: fundraising for Seasons For Growth

Dear All,

This weekend Hillingdon trainer Elaine Tabony took part in the BUPA London 10,000 race to raise money for Seasons for Growth.

Despite being unsure if she could participate, Elaine finished this run in a respectable one hour and thirteen minutes and says:

For a variety of reasons I have not been certain I could compete this weekend but I am going to have a go. Please could you sponsor me in the BUPA London 1000 this weekend. The page will be open for 3 months so please help if you can.


Thank you


To sponsor Elaine for her efforts, please click the link below to her donation page.



Hillingdon Dates For Diary

Here are the dates for the information session and training events being run in Hillingdon this autumn and winter:

Information Session: For all potential companions, line managers and interested parties hoping to implement Seasons For Growth within their organisation from the Hillingdon Borough and surrounding local areas.

Date: Thursday 13th November 2014 from 1pm – 3pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW

Please contact info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk for further information and to book your place at this free event.

Companion Training: For those proceeding to train as companions within the Hillingdon Borough and surrounding local areas. Delegates must have either attended an information session/been fully briefed on the programme’s requirements and completed an application form before attending.

Date: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th February 2015 , time (TBC)

Venue: Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW

Please pick up a training application pack at the information session, contact Tessa Pike or email info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk for more information.

Annual Reconnector: For all existing trained companions who were trained by Tessa or Elaine in the Hillingdon and surrounding area.

Date: 15th May 2015

Venue: TBC

Please confirm your attendance or book your place at this free event by contacting either Tessa Pike, Elaine Tabony, or emailing the National Office at info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk.

We are moving!

The Seasons for Growth offices will be moving from 27th February 2014. Our new address is:

 79 St Charles Square
W10 6EB

Our new phone number is to follow, however we will have an interim temporary mobile number of: 07474 993308.


Updated Companion Implementation Guidebook and Forms

The new Companion Implementation Guidebook has been launched and is published on the “Trained Companions” part of our website. Please ask your trainer for the password if you do not have it. Welsh language editions of these documents will be uploaded as they become available.

There are a number of replacement forms and a checklist to help you complete everything you need to run a Seasons For Growth programme. Please make sure you are using the latest forms. It is always a good idea to dowload a new one from the website every time in case of amendments.

We welcome feedback on this material so please send any comments or suggestions for improvement to info@seasonsforgrowth.co.uk.

North Wales Dates For Your Diary

Some dates have been announced for companions, mentors and prospective companions in Conwy, Denbigh, Gwynedd and Ynysmon, North Wales.

MENTOR TRAINING for mentors. 13 th February 2014 from 9.30am – 12.00pm


COMPANION TRAINING for new companions. 3rd & 4th April 2014 (full days) and 8th May 2014 (half day)

To enquire about this training, please email  Bernadette Pittendreigh at  BCU.EIPT.Central@wales.nhs.uk


ANNUAL RECONNECTOR for existing companions. 12th June 2014 9.30am – 3.30pm


MENTOR MEETING for existing mentors. 14th October 2014, 9.30am – 12.30pm


Venues for all events to be confirmed. For more information please contact Bernadette at BCU.EIPT.Central@wales.nhs.uk

Seasons on Facebook

imageSeasons for Growth (England & Wales) is now on Facebook.

You may want to visit us on Facebook and ‘LIKE’ our page. That will help promote the charity’s work on your own timeline, keeping other people updated through our Facebook status updates and promote the work of Seasons for Growth in helping to build a world where grief is managed more healthily.

Let’s see how many Trained Companions, young people, adult participants, friends and supporters we can get to sign up.Seed pattern in yellow bloom

Click here to get started.

London Marathon

Betty and  John Lonergan raised a much needed £1,544 pounds for Seasons for Growth by taking part in the 2011 London Marathon.

What a fantastic effort!  Well done! Read the rest of this entry »

2010/11 has been an eventful year

Grief and loss continue to create a growing need. We have experienced a year-on- year increase in the number of enquiries regarding the need for support for children and young people who have experienced loss and bereavement. Read the rest of this entry »