Previously called the Whangamatā Community Services Trust, in July 2022 we changed our name to reflect the area we serve.

Seasons for Growth - Children and Young People's Programme

OVERVIEW:  This programme offers children and young people a safe space to come together and share their experiences of change and loss.  The programme has a safe and engaging curriculum that incorporates a wide range of age-appropriate activities involving drawing, role-play, stories, discussion, playdough, music and journal activities. 

Seasons for Growth is an innovative, evidence-based change, loss and grief education programme that draws on the metaphor of the seasons to understand the experience of grief. It builds the knowledge and skills necessary to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing following significant loss by:

  • Exploring the impact of change and loss
  • Learning about effective ways to respond and adapt
  • Participants learn that they are not alone in their experience of change, loss and grief, and are able to build their communication, decision making and problem solving skills within the context of a safe and supportive peer group learning environment.
  • All Seasons for Growth programmes are grounded in sound, person-centred educational principles. As such, our programmes have been shown to be a very effective education intervention. 

The programmes do not provide counselling or psychotherapy.

To find out more, please complete the form below.

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