Children suffering from life-limiting illnesses, often find it hard to put their feelings into words. Through our music, art and play therapy we hope to increase happiness, responsiveness and empowerment to these children and their families.
Family Support Team and Key Workers
The family support team works closely with each family, throughout the care of their child and through ongoing bereavement support.
Social Work offers opportunities for parents and children to discuss and explore the emotional, social, spiritual and practical issues that are integral to caring for a child with a life limiting illness.
The play program at Bear Cottage aims to provide activities and an environment which promotes adding life to years, days and moments. The program incorporates in-house activities both one-to-one and in groups, as well as outings and visiting specialists such as musicians, storytellers and Clown Doctors.
Our Music Therapy program gives kids, parents and friends the opportunity to communicate their love, sadness, respect and happiness in a non-verbal environment.
Our Art Therapy Program is a cornerstone of the bright, creative and colourful place that is Bear Cottage. Our Art Therapy Program provides children, siblings and other family members with a creative outlet to communicate thoughts and feelings for which there are no words.
Even the least mobile children are able to participate in the tactile experience of oozing paint between their fingers or can enjoy a splash of colour.