In 2011, our sister organisation Anglican Care South Canterbury developed a grief and loss programme for children and young people. The OCEANS Programme, formerly known as Seasons, is unique and based on one of the latest therapeutic models of loss and grief. Since 2016, Anglican Family Care has been running this programme in Oamaru.
OCEANS is a Grief and Loss programme that provides an opportunity for people who are missing someone in their lives to:
Who comes to the OCEANS programme?
Any person who:
OCEANS for Children
OCEANS for Children helps children and young people aged 5 - 16 learn to talk about their experience of grief and loss in a supportive environment. Each group of up to six participants meets for one hour a week for an eight to ten week programme.
OCEANS for Adults
OCEANS for Adults is a peer support programme based on the latest therapeutic model of grief and loss. Each small group of up to six participants meets for two hours a week with trained facilitators for a six-week programme.
What is covered?
The sessions topics include;
Anglican Family Care runs the OCEANS Grief and Loss Programme in Oamaru. If you live in the Waitaki District and you feel you or others could benefit from our service, please complete the referral form and email to Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 459 6900.
OCEANS Referral Form for Children
OCEANS Referral Form for Adults
Our Family Start programme is a free and voluntary home visiting programme which provides support to expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children.
Our focus is the health, education, safety and development of the child and supporting parents to achieve their goals.
Family Start will help:
Our workers are committed to working alongside families advocating, affirming and supporting parents in making positive choices for themselves and their children.
For more information please see the Family Start brochure.
If you would like to refer a child to the Family Start programme, please complete the referral form and email it to Sue at FamilyStartNorthOtago@FamilyCare.org.nz
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