companions

Seasons for Growth and its success in our school

We had heard some really good things about the ‘Seasons for Growth’ training so when we were given the option to do it in 2016, we jumped at the idea. We had seen a huge need to provide our students with extra support, especially in light of the fact that 3 children lost very close relatives during the year. 
 
We were surprised to learn how easy, comprehensive and straight forward the process was. We couldn’t wait to get back to our school and get started. 
 

Companion Profile - Glenda Kauta

I became involved with Seasons for Growth in 2007 when I was looking to help some grieving students. I am a Family Support Worker and, back then, I was working for 6 schools in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. I came across Seasons for Growth on the internet and immediately booked in for training.

I wish I had known about Seasons for Growth 20 years ago when my husband passed away leaving me with a 7-year-old and a fourteen-year-old still at home!

Managing life transitions

By Melinda Phillips

Many transitions, large and small, occur at the beginning of the calendar year in Australia.  Children start primary school for the first time and young people may start high school, their senior secondary years, or further study.  Family relocations due to work or study may take place over the long summer break, and new jobs may also commence.  We know that change is an inevitable part of life, however sometimes we don't see the broader impact of life transitions until we are trying to deal with the consequences.