Feel the Magic®
Feel the Magic® is an Australian not for profit organisation whose purpose is to create a world where children who are experiencing grief are supported to reach their full potential.
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 significant loss. The mission of Feel the Magic® is to create environments where children who are experiencing grief can be inspired and empowered to succeed in spite of their loss.
Feel the Magic® runs Australia’s largest and leading grief education and support program, Camp Magic®, a safe place for grieving kids to grow. This program was launched in 2015 and is designed to support children and teenagers aged 7-17 who have lost a parent/s, sibling or legal guardian. Camp Magic® follows a structured psychoeducational program, in addition to fun physical activities and resilience building challenges. Campers make connections with peers as they learn that they are not alone in their grief in a supportive and comforting environment.
Feel the Magic® began supporting grieving Australian families in 2014 by sending successful nominees on a Magic Journey to Disneyland. This program has provided families with a valued break from the challenges of everyday life following the loss of a significant loved one. It allows the changed family structure to reunite and create new, positive memories while honouring the memory of the loved one they have lost. As a number of families have received this experience, a compassionate and understanding community developed, allowing Feel the Magic® the opportunity to extend its support and impact.
Through these programs, children and families are encouraged to grow, develop resilience and share with others in similar circumstances. Feel the Magic® aspires to instill the values of empathy, empowerment, growth and connection in the lives of families affected by grief.
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- Children or young people