February 2015
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13 Oct : 22:23
Monthly support group meeting for all bereaved parents: Thursday 16 October 2014 at the Brooklyn Methodist Church, Brooklyn at 19:00

24 Mar : 10:51
Thank you to Nick Spurway and his lovely wife Trina for their wonderful supportive message of hope and all the parents and granny who was present at Thursday's meeting.

19 Mar : 08:18
Monthly Support Group Meeting Thursday 20 March 19:00
Botshelo House at the Brooklyn Methodist Church 209 Murray Str, Brooklyn
Topic: From a Bereaved father to another bereaved father - a message of hope.
Guest Speaker Nick Spurway

17 Jul : 12:44
Monthly Support Group Meeting
Thursday 18 July 19:00
Botshelo House at the Brooklyn Methodist Church, Brooklyn
All bereaved parents welcome.

08 Jul : 08:54
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry
Show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile"

20 Jun : 15:01
Our discussion tonight will be on Family Dynamics after the death of a child/children in the family.

19 Jun : 16:31
Monthly support group meeting, Thursday 20 June 2013 at 19:00
Venue: Botshelo House, Brooklyn Methodist Church, Brooklyn

16 Jun : 10:47
We honor all fathers in the remembrance of their children.

16 Jun : 10:45
Father's Day
In honor of all our bereaved fathers for which this day must be so very difficult.

22 May : 14:54
22.5.2013 Talk at Inter Trauma Nexus : Freedom to Grief

Welcome Message... Please scroll down for Calendar...

Welcome to The Compassionate Friends - Pretoria Chapter
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a non-denominational self-help support organization offering friendship, comfort and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.

TCF believes that bereaved parents can help each other towards a positive resolution of their grief journey and through sharing with others who are walking the same path but are in different places on their own grief journey, and may gain understanding of their feelings and reactions and learn ways of coping...

TCF reaches out to all bereaved parents accross artificial barriers of religion, race, economic class or ethnic group.

TCF understands and respects that every bereaved parent has individual needs and rights.

TCF belong to their members

Contact Details:
Postal Address: P.O. Box 13509, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028
Cell: 084 855 5303
Fax: 086 693 2434
E-mail: info@tcfp.co.za

When life brings you to your knees……
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is 'n Selfhelp Ondersteunings groep en het geen rasse-, godsdienstige- of maatskaplike grense nie, en bied vriendskap, begrip en inligting aan alle bedroefde ouers en hul onmiddelike familie, ongeag van die oorsaak of ouderdom.
Time...how time influences our bereaved parent’s lives, too short, too long... “Time heals” is words all newly bereaved parents don’t want to hear nor understand, but believe me; the pain you feel unable to deal with now, will become manageable in time. Give time time...  
TCF's doors are open to all bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings and primary care givers, regardless of where you are on your journey... you are not alone!  
If you have the time and commitment to be part of our organization that support bereaved parents, we need you! There is no monetary reward for your time and efforts; the reward is to make a difference, even in the smallest way...
We moved from our special haven in Centurion (our children's garden is still there) and have now office space at Sonja Smith’s offices in Rubenstein Road, Moreleta Park, and also at Botshelo House at The Brooklyn Methodist Church, Murray Street, Brooklyn.
The monthly support group meetings is centralised to Brooklyn, usually on the third Thursday of each month open to all bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings irrespective of where you live.   
Supervision for support counsellors and group leaders, facilitated by Dr Hanlie Meyer. Once a month, see calendar.
Please schedule an appointment
for an one-on-one session with a support counsellor,
you are not alone... 
084 855 5303 (All hours)
e-mail: tcfpretoria©gmail.com
  Monthly Support Group Meetings 
Every Third Thursday of the month,  
20 March 2014 - 
A Father's Role when a child dies...

17 April 2014
15 May 2014
19 June 2014
17 July 2014
21 August 2014
18 September 2014
16 October 2014
20 November 2014
18 December 2014

Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Botshelo House, Brooklyn Methodist Church,
209 Murray Street, Brooklyn
Please bring a framed photo of your child for the duration of the meeting.
Coffee & Tea provided
Optional: A plate of finger food to share will be very much appreciated.
Butterfly Moms' Club
Debriefing for support counsellors and group leaders
facilitated by - Dr Hanlie Meyer
Sunday 30 March 2014
Sunday 11 May 2014
Sunday 8 June 2014
Sunday 20 July 2014
Sunday 17 August 2014
Times: 15:30-17:30
Venue: 108 Saffier Road, Lyttelton Manor X3, Centurion
3 day Course: 2014
 Jeanne van den Bergh 072 588 7190 
 Silverani Padayachy 084 517 7951
                                               Pretoria North
Suzette van Staden 082 883 7704


A thoughtful way to remember your precious child is to contribute
and sponsor a page in our newsletter or donate a Love gift in your child’s Birthday and/or Anniversary Month! A tax certificate can be issued on request, please ask Jeanne- our treasurer.
Thank you so much...


The Compassionate Friends
Standard Bank
Hatfield 011-545
Account no:   012133655


Bereavement Counselling Skills.
Training for Support Counsellors 
- Facilitated by Dr Hanlie Meyer - Counselling Psychologist   
                                                                                                                                   Saturdays: 0800-1700                                                      
3 Day Course: Dates to be confirmed... 
Next course 2014                 
Cost: to be confirmed. Included: Course notes, light breakfast, lunch and all coffees and teas.Please book early to secure your place, small groups with limited space.   All 3 days must be attended and follow-up supervision for a certificate.

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