Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth

Pastoral Services

Grief and Loss

Education Programme for Adults and Children

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Joe Hogan


027 742 4466

Like the seasons our lives shift and change.

Friends come and go

We lose someone we love

Parents and families separate

We move to a new place

We experience a natural disaster

Illness impacts our life

Our family’s work-life changes

Seasons for Growth® is an innovative grief and loss education program that uses the imagery of the seasons to illustrate the experience of grief. It aims to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people (aged 6 -18) who are dealing with significant life changes by: exploring the impact of change and loss on every-day life and learning new ways to respond to these changes.

Trained adult ‘Companions’ facilitate the small group program, where participants support and learn from each other in age appropriate and engaging activities.

Young people learn that they are not alone in dealing with the effects of change, loss and grief, and build their communication, decision making and problem solving skills within a supportive peer group.

Since its launch in 1996, Seasons for Growth has reached over 120 000 children and young people, as well as thousands of adults, in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Peru.

Chanel Centre


51 Grey Street

Hamilton East 3216


PO Box 4353

Hamilton East 3247


07 856 6989


07 856 7035