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Tell us about what you do at VSKI am the Family Support Team ManagerWhat’s unique about your role?My role is unique because VSK is unique and this role does not exist anywhere else. My role allows me to bring the voice of VSK families and those who work directly wi... Read More


Categories: Family News

Reflection by Natasha Mills - bereaved mother of LeroyI was very skeptical about attending the Bereaved Parents\' Weekend when I first heard about it. My initial reaction was \"no way, that\'s not for me\". A year or more later the opportunity popped up again and my husband a... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

An adolescent sibling supported by Very Special Kids reflects on their unique experience at Mittagundi.For one amazing week, sixteen adolescents got to experience the Mittagundi Winter Program. The journey started with a six hour bus ride up to Mittagundi, which took us throu... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Our very own Child Life Therapist, Shari Manley, creates moments that can make a day special.Nick is well known for his wide smile and positive energy. He enjoys movement and music and brings joy to the Hospice when he is free to explore items and instruments that make soun... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Tell us about what you do at VSKFamily Support Practitioner – providing emotional support, counselling and advocacy to Very Special Kids families in many different waysWhat’s unique about your role?As an FSP, I am privileged to be able to work with families from t... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

(Pictured is seven-year-old Very Special Kid, Ace, who helped us launch our Pin & Win campaign)Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths will join a stellar Pin & Win ambassador line-up, it’s been announced today.Griffiths joins former Miss Universe Austr... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

We often hear the phrases ‘there is no hope’, or that the situation is ‘hopeless’. These phrases only lead to a sense of defeat, failure and for some guilt, that they have been unable to save their child.But hope is in fact everywhere…... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous debate which raised more than $200,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan at the Atlantic in Docklands, the Very Specia... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

Collaboration between Very Special Kids Child Life Therapist Shari and Physiotherapist Belinda has resulted in an exciting, newly developed space consisting of soft play equipment for children to use during their respite stays in the hospice.The soft play is located in the pl... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

By ‘The Classified Group\' – Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Ruby, Henry, Daniel and ChloeWhat we\'d like you to know:Being a bereaved sibling is hard, devastating and it can feel really unfair. It can make you feel really different to those around you and others th... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News