Supporting children, young people, and their whānau to navigate through tough times by building RESILIENT INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES.
The Resilience Hub consists of an online resource site that contains articles, videos, links, an online shop and a physical hub offering personalised information, support, counselling services and library.
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.
Music Therapy is the planned use of music by a registered music therapist, to assist with healing and personal growth.
Music therapy builds on people's strengths and capabilities and can help people engage with life and its challenges in new ways. People often respond to music when circumstances, illness or injury, might otherwise impact their quality of life. Music therapy helps connect mind, body, heart and spirit, and helps connect us to each other. It can lift a person’s mood and increase motivation. People often find a new way to express themselves when they participate in music therapy. Music Therapy is suitable for people of any age, ability or background and you don't need to be musical to benefit from it.
During music therapy your therapist will work with you to do any of these things:
• listen to music that is important to you and talk about it
• play instruments or sing songs
• write new lyrics to existing songs
• write an original song
• use music for relaxation
We have a qualified Music Therapists available at Skylight - Please contact our Counselling staff for more information.
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.
Our online shop features Skylight's own publications and other specialist titles from New Zealand and around the world. Search titles, keywords or category headings by clicking the shop button.