Welcome to the Ian Mavor Foundation
To relieve poverty, suffering and distress for the poor, the sick, the dying and the bereaved and deliver core life skills and counselling services and education to children living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. To rehabilitate women and children in need who have symptoms of PTSD and are traumatised by domestic violence, imprisonment, suicide or the death of a parent or partner through natural disasters, war or murder.
You can help us to help others
The Ian Mavor Foundation designs and produces resources for children and their families and gifts them to children via other charities, community groups and individuals that need resources to help the children that come into their care for help and support.
Our current projects include:
Paradise Kids Storybook Collection
The Paradise Kids Storybook Collection is designed to be a useful tool to help children relate to the deep emotional issues and the painful situations they are currently facing in the safeness of a storybook. The storybooks help children identify the causes of their feelings and provide gentle reassurance that they can; handle this change in their life, learn valuable life skills, be reassured of the ability to handle future challenges, become strong and resilient.
Storybooks can be purchased via the Angel Appeal website. A portion of books are sent free of charge to those needing help and support but cannot physically attend the Paradise Kids groups.
Paradise Kids Buddy Training Manuals
IMF aims to design and produce the training manuals that assist in the training of Paradise Kids Grief and Loss ‘Buddies’. The manuals are provided free to each ‘buddy’ as part of their training. The Paradise Kids ‘Buddy’ role is to support children to explore, understand, and express safely their feelings about their loss. As a buddy, they work each week with the same child in a group setting.