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.
This series of three publications has been written to assist families and friends through what can be a very difficult and challenging time. "Grief is like a mix of colours. It can surprise us with its depth or vivid brightness, but also can show us its pale and muted tones".
Book One - The first days and weeks of grief...
Book Two - As the months go by...
Book Three - As the first anniversary approaches and beyond...
These Skylight publications are available via the online shop or email [email protected] . $13.00 (GST incl) each.
Christmas Without You, Christmas without you here with me, can never possibly be the same. But I carry an Angel within my heart; one so precious, who has your name. An Angel forever watching over me, at Christmas time, and over the year. Although you can't be here anymore, inside my heart, you are so very near. There is no special present for you, wrapped up under my Christmas tree. But I have a greater gift to give to you; all the love you can still feel from me. No, Christmas time without you here, could not ever possibly be the same. But, I have had the precious gift of you, and the memories and love, will remain. - Pamela Hall
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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