Kids’ Companions

Marymead’s Kids’ Companions Program provides quality social support and group activities to children and young people who experience social isolation because of the impact of disability or mental illness within their family.

Through participation in Kids’ Companions activities, children and young people have the opportunity to develop and build:

  • Social skills with peers
  • Friendships
  • Resilience
  • Leadership and peer mentoring skills
  • Health and wellbeing

Kids’ Companions Activity Options

Kids’ Companions actively supports families through the following social inclusion options:

  • Friday & Saturday social groups
  • School holiday activity days
  • Community days

Family Involvement

Kids’ Companions staff work closely with parents and carers to understand the social support needs of their child/young person.

Family members are invited to participate in the monthly Community Day activities held on Saturday mornings.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of Kids’ Companions. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who enrich the Program with their broad range of experiences and interests. Volunteers are supported, trained and supervised by Kids’ Companions staff to assist with the delivery of social group activities.

Kids’ Companions also benefits from the volunteering work of school groups. Currently St Edmund’s College, Canberra Grammar and Marist College students and staff regularly support the sporting activities of Kids’ Companions. Their input is greatly appreciated and promotes inclusion, capacity building, mentoring and leaderships skills for students.

Enquiries from schools are welcome.

Contact Kids' Companions at kcinfo@marymead.org.au or phone 6162 5800

To enquire about becoming a volunteer, email volunteering@marymead.org.au or phone 6162 5800

Kids’ Companions is funded by:
NDIS Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC)
ACT Health Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP)
NDIS fee for service
Donations and fundraising