Session 1: Monday 26 - Managing Anger over the Holidays
Session 2: Wednesday 28 - Coping with Grief over the Holidays
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.
Skylight supports men’s mental health and wellbeing, and recognises that grief may look and feel differently for men, than it does for women. In an effort to contribute to this ongoing conversation, Skylight recently held a Men’s Grief and Wellbeing Workshop. The workshop promoted men’s mental health, by examining how gender-responsive support, enhances resilience and wellbeing.
Dr. Chris Bowden (Victoria University of Wellington) and Dr. Sarah McKenzie (Otago University, Wellington) explored evidence-based research, on how men cope and manage grief, and the role masculinity plays in men’s ability to seek support. Some key takeaways from the session, emphasised that men may prefer alternative methods to grieving, such as actively pursuing activities. Sometimes men will avoid the issue as a way of coping, which involves trying to minimise the problem, dealing with things privately, and/or venting emotions. Read more
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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