Grief and Loss Support Services – Auckland (GALSS)
We offer programmes to support people who are experiencing change, loss or grief in their lives. For children and young people, the loss may be from the separation or divorce of their parents, the death of a loved one, a family member in prison, illness, migration or other significant changes.
Seasons for Growth Programmes
Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change and loss are a part of life, and grief is a normal response to these losses. These educative programmes are designed to assist children, young people and adults to process the effects of grief, loss and change and to develop skills that build resilience and wellbeing.
We use the familiar metaphor of the four seasons to illustrate the cyclical nature of grief. Trained adult Companions facilitate small groups where participants share their experiences, and support and learn from one another. Peer support is a key element of the programme, and confidentiality is strongly emphasised.
Age-appropriate groups are available for children and teenagers aged between 6 and 18 years of age either in school or after school in community venues. In some areas, groups are also available for adults. Seasons for Growth respects all cultural and spiritual beliefs.
Grief and Loss Support Services – Auckland (GALSS) currently delivers Seasons for Growth programmes in the following Auckland locations:
Howick / East Auckland
North Shore/Hibiscus Coast