support in schools

Companion Story - Loretta Heffernan


Name: Loretta Heffernan

Organisation: Diocese of Maitland Newcastle

Role Description: Family Ministry Coordinator Myall Deanery

State: NSW

Year first trained in Seasons for Growth: 2010

Programs Trained In:  Seasons for Growth Companion in the Children and Young People's Program and the Adult Program

Companion Story - Seasons for Growth and its success in our school

Name: Jennifer Boyle & Whitney Grimm
Organisation:Wingham High School
Role Description: Head Teacher Wellbeing and Student Wellbeing Teacher
State: NSW
Programs trained in: Children and Young People's Program

Companion Story - Sister Margaret Kane

Sr Margaret is one of our longest running Seasons for Growth Companions. In total, she has Companioned 64 young people and adult groups over nearly two decades. Unfortunately, her Doctor recently advised that she retire for health reasons. Good Grief thanks Sr Margaret for her dedication and selfless contribution in working towards improving the lives of others. We are sure that her community, in WA, is very grateful too. After so many years running Seasons for Growth, Sr Margaret has a lot of knowledge, experience and wisdom to pass on.

When bereavement touches a school

By Melinda Phillips

Schools are unique and vital communities within suburbs, towns and cities across Australia.  Like all communities, relationships in schools are woven together with complex connections at a range of levels - between students, students and teachers, teachers and executive staff, teachers and families.