Bereaved Sibling Weekend

This past Saturday and Sunday Very Special Kids held a Bereaved Sibling Weekend, designed to inspire expression and connection.

The event was held at our base in Malvern, and turned out to be a wonderful weekend, thanks to the dedication of our Family Support Practitioners and volunteers.

On the Saturday, 20 bereaved siblings came together to enjoy a range of activities including an awesome music therapy session with our resident music therapist Michelle which culminated in some lovely heartfelt verses written by the kids, as well as a moving rendition of ‘Count on me’.

After a lovely pizza lunch, the kids enjoyed spending time thinking and talking about their likes and feelings, as well as creating an amazing rainbow and some clouds for our Remembrance Day in October.

On Sunday 10 families returned to enjoy a day of family togetherness by participating in a meaningful family discussion, and an amazing art therapy session where families had the opportunity to create family shields on canvases.

They also had the opportunity for some family photos in the Photo booth, face painting with the amazing Fairy Mary who donated her time and energy, warming sausages donated by Glenferrie Meats and the most wonderful dessert bar organised kindly by the Cake Angels.

Many of the families who attended gave great feedback and explained that they really enjoyed and valued the opportunity to connect with each other in a safe and nurturing space.

Thank you to our Family Support Practitioners Angela and Puchi for ensuring such a great event, and to everyone who attended.