Seasons for Growth

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What is Seasons for Growth?

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi is proud to be a member of the Seasons for Growth initiative, which is designed to support young people when they are faced with bereavement.

Seasons for Growth are currently working in partnership with four local authorities (Gwynedd, Anglesey, Denbigh and Conwy) to promote and develop the use of Seasons for Growth predominately in schools and community centres. This development is supported by funding from each local authority’s Education, Health and Wellbeing services.


Feedback from school pupils

It was very helpful I enjoyed it a lot it made me less sad when thinking about family members that passed away

“It made me feel like I wasn’t alone

The group was helpful because I got to do fun stuff. I learnt that change is sometimes ok.

It made me know that I am not the only one that bad things had happened to

I now know that you don’t have to be in pain you can just think or do something that will help overcome it

It helped that I could talk and no one would tell others

Feedback from parents/carers

Why did you want your child to attend a Seasons for Growth Group?

Talking about things and her emotions. Also good for her to do it in school with other children that have also suffered a loss of a loved one so that she can see she is not the only one it has happened to in school.

To help her overcome the loss of her sister and for her to be able speak about her feeling and for her to understand why she was feeling the way she was.”

“I think it is important for children to express their feelings and experiences together. I think that being with some of their peers will help them to cope and become more resilient. They may also speak more openly than sometimes in the home environment.

To understand change that covid has bought to our lives and the loss it has created”

How did the group help your child?

Helpful to talk about her loss in a familiar and supportive environment

Learning about emotionally how to communicate with others over grief and changes at home. Has opened a new door for him to see what effects the changes have on himself and others around him.

He has worked so hard, and you can see the effects the course has made to him.

“He understands what just not himself that has this change but others around him. He more aware now

Feedback from teaching staff

They got the opportunity to talk to someone about their feelings, openly and without judgement, but also a fantastic opportunity for them to support their peers. The lovely activities were also a reason.

I was very apprehensive about running the seasons groups as I work in a SEN school, I was worried about how I could adapt to their needs, I did manage and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The creative side of the sessions. While being busy with their creativity the chat flowed unknowingly sometimes.

Seeing how Seasons for Growth encourages young people to identify loss and help understand their feelings and support their peers is very rewarding

If you would like to learn more about the Seasons for Growth programme please contact your pupils’ Head of Year.