For children across Australia, these school holidays have been like no other. No hanging out with friends, family picnics, going to the movies, playing at the park or visiting grandparents.
Name: Loretta Heffernan
Organisation: Diocese of Maitland Newcastle
Role Description: Family Ministry Coordinator Myall Deanery
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
We like to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing work of our Seasons for Growth Companions, within their communities, and this month we would like to introduce you to:
Name: Pat Pietsch
Organisation: St Michael’s College, Primary Campus, Beverley
Role Description: Student Counsellor and Yoga Teacher
Year first trained in Seasons for Growth: Pre-2000
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.
By Nina Watts-Carrier
Name: Diana Newman
Organisation: Good Shepherd School, a single stream, Catholic Primary School in the hills outside of Perth.
Year trained in Seasons for Growth: 2016
Programs trained in: Children and Young People's
By Melinda Phillips
Online experiences are now considered a normal part of life, and the distinctions that once existed between online and offline social networks are dissolving. As the online world evolves, it impacts on the range of human experience, including death and mourning.