What we do
We support people of all ages throughout New Zealand who are facing any kind of tough life situation, but we specialise in grief, loss and trauma.
The First 20 years - 1996 - 2016
CounsellingWe provide counselling services for people going through difficult times in life. The range of issues we could support you with include:
- Grief and bereavement (including bereavement by suicide or homicide)
- Trauma (including witnessing a traumatic event)
- Family break up and adjusting to blended families
- Behavioural issues (anger in children, bullying, ASD)
- Illness and anticipated death
- Mild to moderate mental health issues
- Domestic Violence
- Broken relationships
- Injury or disability
- Disaster aftermath
Our Resource Centre offers a wide range of specialist information about the different ways change, loss, trauma and grief can affect people. We can send information and support materials to you anywhere in New Zealand.
Our work helps people to find ways to live with life’s losses, to build on their natural resilience and to move forward in their lives. We give them access to expert information, education, professional services, and support.
We provide programmes in schools to help build resilience in children and facilitate support groups for people going through different types of loss.
Skylight's workshops provide professional development for people working in environments where they are supporting children, young people, families, whānau and communities, through challenging life events and crises.
We advocate for awareness and systemic change at national government, local government and organisation levels, to ensure the availability of grief support in communities where it is absent.
How we are funded
Our funding comes from fundraising events, grants and donations, sponsorships, and Government contracts for some service provision.
Thank you to all the individuals, organisations and grant agencies that have supported us and helped us become what we are today.
Skylight is a national, not-for-profit trust. Skylight is registered with Charities Services as Skylight Trust, CC27206.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees, from a wide variety of backgrounds, who share the vision of seeing people of any age supported and empowered to move forward in their lives.
Business plan and strategic intent
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