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The Children’s Grief Support Group is a six-week bereavement program for children between the ages of five to 12 years, who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. We refer to the program as The Owl’s Nest.
The Owl’s Nest is a six-week bereavement program for children aged between five and 12 years who have experienced the death of an important person in their life, and who may feel they could benefit from this program.
The program is run by experienced counsellors. It is an activity-based program.
Parents and/or guardians are interviewed by a counsellor prior to the beginning of the program. The interview is intended to explain the sessions and to gain insight into the needs of the child and/or children who will participate in the program.
Throughout your experience, you may be supported by:
- trained bereavement counsellors
- one trained volunteer to assist with activities.
For health professionals
Mercy Palliative Care Bereavement Department.
What/when you should refer to us
If children are displaying signs of grief related to a significant bereavement in the past 12 months, it may be appropriate to refer them from the palliative program to bereavement counselling
Mercy Palliative Care Sunshine
3 Devonshire Road
Sunshine Victoria 3020
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