Supporting children, young people, and their whānau to navigate through tough times by building RESILIENT INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES.
The thoughts, feelings and reactions we experience, when we’re faced with change and loss, whatever our age, are known as grief.
Relationships, including romantic relationships, can bring us deep joy and connection and they take work.
Families are constantly changing.
Skylight receives many requests for information and support from young people, whānau and people working with them, around LGBTQI+ issues.
There may be grief associated with the loss of health that can come, with an illness and disability.
Violence is the use of physical harm, or the threat of harm. When this violence causes fear in another person, it becomes an abusive action.
Is the ability to bounce back when we face tough times, helping us to cope.
Supporting yourself, your whānau, and others after a disaster.
Trauma is a response to either a one-time event – such as an earthquake – or to many adverse experiences over time – such as Domestic Violence.
The death or anticipated death of someone important to you, can cause great grief and sadness, whatever the cause of death.
When someone ends their own life, we say they have died by suicide.
Behaviour in children and young people may indicate that something is “going on”, that they don’t feel equipped to manage. Sometimes that can be challenging.
It’s that time of year again. The red of the pohutakawa budding against an almost perfect blue sky. At work we look forward to our end of year celebrations, colleagues chat about what they are buying their loved ones for Christmas. The shops are full of Christmas decorations. Everything, everywhere reminding us that Christmas is just around the corner.
Unfortunately this is not always the season of glad tidings of comfort and joy for everyone.
After a suicide, a bereavement, a serious diagnosis, a significant loss or life change of any kind, the holidays can be a time of dread. The pain of sitting down to Christmas dinner when a loved one is missing from the table can be an unbearable reminder of your loss. Our rangatahi may be mourning the loss of friends and class mates. Our friends, whānau and colleagues may be facing bereavements and struggles they don’t want to talk about.
Skylight is here to help you through difficult times. We can assist you in a variety of ways with information appropriate for your situation. You are welcome to visit us and receive free information and a support pack from our resource centre and borrow books from the specialist library. We also facilitate Professional Development training and offer Counselling support services for children, young people, family/whānau and individuals who are experiencing tough times.
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