Every year 1 in 20 children aged 5-18 in Australia experience the death of a parent (abs 2019 census data), that is over 100 children in the Greater City of Geelong.
Wombat’s Wish is a grassroots charity based in Drysdale, who supports children and young people who have lost a parent because of a death.
Currently, Wombat’s Wish’s is one of the only specialist services that offer professional support to these children in Victoria. This is an extremely difficult time for them and their family, and this can potentially result in long-term emotional health problems. We assist bereaved children to find a way to live with loss and grief, to move forward and take the next steps on their bereavement journey.
Wombat’s Wish operates this valuable service providing weekend camps for children and the surviving parent/carer as well as 1:1 or group counselling support at no cost to the families or children. Want to know more like their Facebook page @wombats wish or sign up to their newsletter www.wombatswish.org.au