supports young people in small peer groups to develop knowledge and skills to manage change, loss and grief
strengthens the knowledge and skills of the adults directly supporting young people: their family and school staff
provides schools with a roadmap to establish wrap-around support for students
develops connections and resources within the local community.
Australian secondary schools from all sectors are offered, at no cost, the opportunity to:
train selected staff (in person or online) to deliver the Seasons for Growth eight-week program for young people
access high quality printed manuals and journals for staff and students to use during the Seasons for Growth
access support from Seasons for Growth
staff including the Seasons for Life roadmap, coaching support from state-based Coordinators, and participation in a Community of Practice
host all-staff grief and loss professional learning sessions, delivered by Seasons for Life State Coordinators
train selected staff/community members to deliver the single session the Seasons for Life parent program and/or Seasons for Life family program (for First Nations parents/carers)
access high quality materials to support the delivery of the parent program/family program.
The Seasons for Life program is overseen by a national Reference Group and will be evaluated by an external university partner. Seasons for Growth was created by Prof Anne Graham, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University; and is provided by Mackillop Family Services.
Expressions of interest and enquiries from Australian secondary schools are welcome from September 2022
Get in touch with us to find out more
General Manager – Seasons for Growth Suite of Programs, Stormbirds, Seasons for Healing
The MacKillop Institute is a part of MacKillop Family Services.
MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.