Supporting children, young people, and their whānau to navigate through tough times by building RESILIENT INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES.
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.
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.
Supporting yourself, your whānau, and others after a disaster.
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.
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.
Is the ability to bounce back when we face tough times, helping us to cope.
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.
This year Skylight’s theme for Loss and Grief week is ‘let’s talk about it’. It is important to give people a safe, nonjudgmental space to talk about their losses. It may be difficult to know how to do this. We can be afraid to say or do the wrong thing or make things worse. We cannot fix the loss and magic away the feelings of grief, but showing up, and holding space to talk for those suffering is so important.
This year, organisations around the country are planning to raise awareness of the impact loss and grief can have, on the lives of children, young people, whānau and community.
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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