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What is a child life therapist?Child Life Therapists (CLT) work in healthcare settings supporting children and their families through their specific and individual journeys. The work of the CLT is primarily to support the child to have their rights, desires and needs met and ... Read More


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

Announcing Sandy ReaVery Special Kids is delighted to announce psychologist Sandy Rea as an ambassador of the organisation.Sandy is a leading practising psychologist in Melbourne of thirty years professional standing and has her own private practice, Sandy Rea & Asso... Read More


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

Very Special Kids has trialled the delivery of in-home respite and end-of-life care to a selection of children and families. The objective is to determine whether respite and end-of-life care can be provided within the home, as one feasible alternative to the way we provide hospi... Read More


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

Volunteers are at the heart of Very Special Kids. Their commitment to supporting families is unwavering and inspiring. In 2019, 89 individuals completed the nine week training course to be a qualified Very Special Kids Family Services Volunteer.The training course is designed... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

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Apr 2020

Written by Priyanka SahaWill and I were like any first-time parents, we eagerly waiting for the birth of our baby girl. We had decorated the nursery and I couldn\'t wait to hold her in my arms. But at 36 weeks, after a routine sizing scan, we were given the news we never coul... Read More


Categories: Family News

What inspired you to want to become a volunteer at Very Special Kids?After fundraising for Very Special Kids for 16 years via my work in Tatts/Newsagency, I decided on my retirement I would love to continue helping VSK.Which volunteering role will you be doing and what wi... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

By Rachel Ficinus, Family Support Team Manager What makes the Family Support service so unique is our ability to connect with families face-to-face. It enables us to provide a safe space for individuals and families to talk through their stresses, fears, hopes and dreams in... Read More


Categories: Family News

Very Special Kids remains open for referrals by email and phone. The Intake and Assessment Coordinator, Jo D’Cruz, is available for consultation on 9804 6221 or 0438 926 047.During this very challenging time, we will continue to support families with children who have a lif... Read More


Categories: Family News

Over the last week, we’ve been keeping a close eye on COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and what it means for our community.We have not had any confirmed virus cases within the hospice, or among any staff.But, to ensure we protect Victoria’s most vulnerable children, and thei... Read More


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

 Lou Cooney’s face beams when she talks about the volunteers at Very Special Kids.“I have never come across such a dedicated group of people. If I ever have a last-minute volunteer role become vacant, someone always puts their hand up to do it. They are a very dedicated ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Volunteer News