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 has Counsellors who specialise in child-focused work practices. To engage tamariki, they incorporate creative methods (such as drama, sand play therapy, books, art, talking therapy and games) and provide a holistic approach to wellbeing. Play and creativity are often a child's natural way of communicating what is going on in their life.
We receive great feedback from parents. "I am so pleased my daughter has enjoyed her counselling sessions; she cannot wait to come to her next appointment - she now knows - It is OK to ask for help! thank you Skylight!"
Online Counselling is a comfortable and convenient way to receive this effective service. You still meet with a live counsellor but gain the flexibility of meeting with them in your own surroundings. A private safe space, the internet and a computer is all you need to access this support. We may be able to help source these needs in your community - just ask.
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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