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.
Most people need to attend a Parenting through Separation course before they can ask the Family Court to decide a parenting matter.
Skylight is contracted to the Ministry of Justice to deliver this course. Many of the facilitators are experienced Counsellors.
The practical advice and information given, will help you keep things as stress-free as possible for your tamariki and rangatahi, while working out parenting arrangements.
Attendees tell us that hearing other parents' stories, along with open and confidential discussion, is what they find most useful.
Skylight runs courses in Kāpiti, Lower Hutt, Porirua, and in Wellington CBD. - Courses in Masterton will run on an 'as needed" basis. Please email [email protected] with any enquiries. Link here for upcoming course dates.
For information on separation and divorce Link to the Ministry of Justice website
Family Disputes - Fairway Resolution - Giving children a say and ways to include your child's voice in mediation - read more
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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