In the Same Boat Support Group

 

Written by Dr. Lois Tonkin, In The same Boat is a well-respected grief support/education programme.

The group helps children to develop coping skills and resiliency.

 

The aim of this support group is to provide a safe and honest environment for grieving children aged 5-12 years to express their grief.

 

The group runs for 7 weeks for an hour each session and parents are encouraged to wait for their children in another room and to have a chance to relax and connect with other parents going through tough times.

 

Trained adults facilitate the small group programme, where participants support and learn from each other in age appropriate and engaging activities.   Caroline is trained to provide this programme.

 

The cost of this course varies and will be negotiated at the time.

 

Seasons for Growth Programme/support group

Seasons for Growth® is an innovative grief and loss education programme 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 programme, where participants support and learn from each other in age appropriate and engaging activities.   Caroline is trained to provide this programme. The cost of this course varies and will be negotiated at the time.