In 2024, Lionheart will be piloting an innovative new grief support concept that will enable us to provide wrap-around support to WA families, tailored to their unique needs. This new program aims to address the current gap in grief support services for children in WA who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver and minimize the negative outcomes that grief can have on a child in the short and long term.

Currently families can attend our New Families Camp providing there has been a minimum of 6 months since the death. We know that families want and need our support much earlier than this so the Lionheart Grief Pathway: Raw to Roar program is being developed for families to access the grief support they need from time of death (or earlier in the circumstances of terminal illness) through the first six months before integrating into our existing suite of bereavement programs.

Thanks to the Stan Perron Foundation we have kick-started program development and hope to begin our pilot in early 2024. We are seeking funding partners to journey with us as we develop WA’s first ever comprehensive grief support program for children and their families. If you want to help us build lionhearts, we would love to talk to you