CRBF & Feel the Magic
At CRBF we are always looking to partner with like minded organisations whose work assists our patients and families. One such organisation is Feel the Magic. Cooper’s older brother Mitch has been a voluntary mentor at Camp Magic for almost four years whilst studying to become a clinical psychologist. Suffice to say, he always returns from camps telling us how much he takes away from the experience.
What Feel the Magic do?
Feel the Magic is an Australian charity providing early intervention grief education programs for kids aged 7 to 17. These children are experiencing pain and isolation due to the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling. Their aim is to create a world where grieving kids and their families feel supported, empowered, and can begin to move forward with their lives.
Why is their work critical?
1 in every 20 children aged 7-17 will experience the death of a parent . In Australia, just over 300,000 children will lose a parent before they reach the age of 18. To put this into perspective, there is most likely a child grieving the loss of a parent in every class at school. In addition to this, children also experience sibling and legal guardian loss. Grieving children who have experienced the death of someone they love can feel isolated and alone. They require ongoing support in developing strategies to cope with and move forward with their lives following a loss.
At Feel the Magic their evidence-based programs have been developed by a clinical psychologist, and are delivered by trained professionals. Programs follow a structured psycho-educational framework. This increases confidence and self-respect, teaching practical coping strategies to grieve in a healthy & positive way. Feel the Magic aims to reduce the mental health challenges associated with childhood grief. Bereaved young commonly suffer challenges including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. This contributes to the nearly one quarter of young people in Australia who experience some form of mental health challenge .
How to find out more?
To read more about the outstanding work of Feel the Magic, or to enquire about enrolment, go to https://feelthemagic.org.au/