Healthy Grieving Program

A virtual camp to learn tools and coping strategies all from your home


A lot of kids are uneasy about talking about their grief. Virtual camps are a good starting point. They feel safe at home and can walk away from the computer if they choose. They know the other kids in the session are just like them.

Best of all, you’re able to be there right beside them, to learn with them and support them.

During the Healthy Grieving Program your child will


circle of friends

Learn practical skills for regulating their emotions

kids support

Connect with families just like you who understands what you’re going through

circle of friends

Learn from trained professionals about healthy grief

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Healthy Grieving Program won’t cost your family anything, thanks to our generous supporters.

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Telling a child their parent has died will always be difficult. If you’re lost for words and don’t know what to say to a child when a parent dies, you’re not alone. Here are some recommendations on how to approach the topic of death and what to say to a child when a parent dies.

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“It changes lives.”

Hear from Campers and volunteers about their experience of Camp Magic.

“One weekend was all it took to have those emotions lifted a little bit.”

Feel the Magic Campers share their grief journey.

“I found it was so relevant and really taught some important skills to the kids but also the parents. The importance of not only talking about your feelings but allowing yourself to feel the emotions. I really thought it was great and I cannot wait for the next program and the day camps and weekend camps.”

Healthy Grieving Program parent, Nea

“The Health Grieving Program has been a wonderful experience. Izzy was really hesitant to do it… I said to her let’s just do the first session. She did that and she was really excited to come back and do the second session and the third and the fourth one and asked when do I get to do this again?”

Healthy Grieving Program parent, Althea

How does it work?


The Healthy Grieving Program is run digitally, via Zoom video conference.

Programs are held every week and consist of:

4 x 1-hour sessions held over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

Split by different age groups to ensure the content is tailored

Facilitated by trained educators, mental health experts and volunteers

Family participation – a surviving parent, guardian, older sibling or trusted family member also takes part

Read more from Feel the Magic in these blogs


Understanding Children’s Grief: What You Can Do to Help

A Guide on How to Teach Children About Death

What to Expect When Children Grieve

What to say to a child when a parent dies


Telling a child their parent has died will always be difficult. If you’re lost for words and don’t know what to say to a child when a parent dies, you’re not alone. Here are some recommendations on how to approach the topic of death and what to say to a child when a parent dies.

You may be wondering how your child will respond to attending Camp Magic or want to know more about the program facilitators and mentors. We have compiled answers to some of the questions we are frequently asked about our Camps.

Please contact us if you have any further questions or wish to register your interest in our programs. Enquire Now

Camp Schedule


HEALTHY GRIEVING PROGRAM: PROGRAM 1 7-9 YEARS

11 - 12 Nov

Saturday 11th November Sunday 12th November

Virtual Camp

HEALTHY GRIEVING PROGRAM: PROGRAM 2 10-13 YEARS

21 - 22 Oct

Saturday 21st October Sunday 22nd October

Virtual Camp

HEALTHY GRIEVING PROGRAM: PROGRAM 3 14-17 YEARS

2 - 3 Dec

Saturday 2nd December Sunday 3rd December

Virtual Camp

Frequently Asked Questions


The Healthy Grieving Program is run digitally, via Zoom video conference. Programs consist of 4 × 1-hour sessions held over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Children are grouped into different age groups to ensure the content is tailored. We ask that someone from the family also participates - a surviving parent, guardian, older sibling or trusted family member.

Healthy Grieving Program is free of charge to all grieving families. Healthy Grieving Program won’t cost your family anything thanks to our generous supporters.

Healthy Grieving Program is for children aged 7 to 17 years old who have been dealing with grief for more than six months.


We ask you to take part in the evaluation of the program - consenting to and completing all surveys and an interview in a timely manner, prior to and after participating in the program.


Once signed up to a program you will need to commit to attending all the sessions together with your child.

Healthy Grieving Program is run by trained facilitators and mental health professionals. Dependent on the roles of those running the Camp, Feel the Magic ensures ID checks, Working with Children Checks, National Crime History Check and proof of qualifications are completed.