Our Peter Coupland Adventure Program is another important and special adjunct to our regular counselling programs.
Currently, we run one girls, and one boys adventure weekend each year, where bereaved children can meet other children who understand what they are going through. Through a combination of different adventure experiences, group activities and discussion, having fun and relaxing together, the children find these weekends help them feel less alone and more able to live with their grief.
A DYNAMIC MEMORIAL
Peter Coupland was a valued and dearly loved counsellor, friend, colleague and Board Member of the NCCG over a period of 15 years until his untimely death at the age of 49 from leukaemia, in May 2015.
Physically strong and emotionally courageous, Peter was an adventurer. He was known for his inspirational work and influence in the area of bereavement.
Introducing Adventure Weekends, as part of the Centre’s overall program for young people, Peter’s hope was that every child who took part would be encouraged to confront their fears and build resilience.