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.
Big Buddy is all about encouraging confidence and resilience, in the lives of boys without a father around. To achieve this, we recruit good guys from the community to spend time with boys aged between 7 and 14 years old. Everything we do is designed to better the lives of boys whose dads are absent, by giving them a trusted Big Buddy to spend time with and look up to.
The safety and happiness of boys is paramount. The Big Buddy screening program is known to be the most discerning of any agency or club in New Zealand. Our team covers the greater Auckland region, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington region, with future plans to reach all the boys around New Zealand. We are currently looking for more Big Buddies in all areas we operate. To sign up or find out more www.bigbuddy.org.nz/mentoring/become-a-mentor/
We recently reached the amazing milestone of 1000 Little Buddies matched with Big Buddies but still have a long waiting list.
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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