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.
When someone you loved and cared about has died, remembering them is very important because memories matter. Your memories are like a bridge that links you to them. They will help to make sure that you never forget them, or the special place they have in your life.
This year we encourage people to share their stories and remember someone special who has died. Post a story, picture or memory on your social media that is meaningful to you and use the hashtag #memoriesmatternz
Visit our online shop to purchase your own copy of our Memories Matter card pack. It offers ideas and activities for all ages to remember someone special who has died and to celebrate their life.
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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