#MHAWNZ 21 - 27 September 2020
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.
The online shop as recently added several new titles. This month's feature "Use Your Voice".
Written by children’s author Harriet Bremner, “Use Your Voice” is a collaboration with Elle Perriam founder of Will To Live and their dogs – Poppy the sausage dog and Jess the Huntaway. For former primary school teacher Bremner, it’s her third book in a series named Gurt And Pops, aimed at rural children.
“It’s about spreading important messages, we need to give children the tools to be able to cry when they feel like it, talk to someone about how they are feeling without judgement and have a tribe around them who will stand by their side through thick and thin,” she says.
In the book, Jess feels sad and depressed after losing her voice. Sausage dog Poppy and her farmyard friends, then help Jess through her tough time while also delivering important messages about mental health to children, encouraging them to speak up about how they feel, = that it’s okay to cry and to tell others about their feelings.
Farm Strong, The Rural Support Trust and the Mental Health Foundation, have all supported the book and its release. #mhaw2020
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.
Our online shop features Skylight's own publications and other specialist titles from New Zealand and around the world. Search titles, keywords or category headings by clicking the shop button.