"Lend me your hope for awhile, I seem to have mislaid mine.
Stand by me, offer me your presence, Your heart and your love.
Acknowledge my pain, it is so real and Ever present."
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 wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Resilience Hub launch and to Loss and Grief Week 2018. The Trade Me celebrity Lunches were a huge success. Thank you to the celebrities who participated and those who supported Skylight’s Flashlight Fund by bidding in the auctions. Thank you to the Urban Design Team, Simply Building and the Wellington City Council for supporting the ‘Before I Die’ wall and to all the wonderful people in Wellington who shared their messages on the wall. A special thank you to the team at Wilson's Funeral Home for their donation to support the success of Loss and Grief week this year!
Skylight is grateful for the support from the Ministry of Education, who provided the funding for the infrastructure and development of the Hub. Thank you to Oranga Tamariki, Te Puni Kōkiri, InternetNZ and the Todd Foundation for supporting the development of the web series, webinars and trauma-informed training.
Watch the Resilience Web series now
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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