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​​Our partners

Skylight partners with individuals and organisations that share our values.

We work with our partners to develop a common understanding and share information on grief, loss, and trauma.

If you are an organisation or individual interested in partnering with Skylight and would like more information, please contact us.

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Partnership Policy

Individuals please email [email protected]

Organisations please email [email protected]

Partner Agencies

A-OK Suicide Prevention Training

We are a group of passionate and experienced trainers and helpers who care about 'lives that are at-risk of suicide'.

A-OK delivers a range of workshops that enables organisations, communities, workplaces, schools, churches, sports teams and first responders to be ready, willing and able to help someone at risk of suicide. A-OK also has workshops aimed at upskilling and enabling rangatahi / youth / schools to seek help and build their resilience to overcome their challenges and tough times that life brings their way.

A-OK is a collective of facilitators who:

  • are experienced trainers/facilitators
  • have helped people and families with suicide experience, bereavement or ideation
  • are pattionate about helping people
  • are formally trained and registered to deliver the workshops
  • are culturally diverse
  • provide national insights and contributions to the workshops
  • are well supported by programme developers and networks nationally and internationally

A-OK

EAPworks

EAPworks is a proven Employee Assistance Programme provider operating throughout New Zealand and Australia. EAPworks offers you and your organisation professional strategies and interventions for personal and workplace issues around wellness, health and safety, enhanced workplace relationships and performance, careers, and morale. Their professional services make a practical difference whether you are a manager or an employee, no matter the size of your workplace.

They provide you and your family/whānau with practical assistance when personal or work issues arise that may impact on your ability to do your job, or affect your well-being. Employee Assistance Programmes are an integral part of your workplace health and safety programmes.

EAPworks

Evolve

Evolve is a 'one stop shop' youth service in Wellington. Evolve offers a range of services, activities and events in one awesome location to make it as easy as possible for young people to get what they need. And it’s all free!

Their team includes Nurses, Doctors, Counsellors, Social Workers and Youth Workers. Young people are actively involved in keeping it real at Evolve. Evolve has young people as volunteers, staff members and on their Board.

Evolve

FairWay Resolution

FairWay is a Skylight partner agency supplying Family Dispute Resolution services (FDR) for the Ministry of Justice. This service is available to anyone who has a dispute related to the care of children and might include wider family members such as grandparents or extended whānau. FairWay will work with you and the other party to help you reach an agreement on parenting arrangements for your children, aiming to reduce stress on families involved in disputes by helping you through the FDR process.

FairWay

Hope Resources

Hope Resources was established by Caroline Loo when she saw a need in the Southland community for more resources around loss and grief. Based in Invercargill, Hope Resources provides Grief Mentoring Sessions, holds Support Groups and offers interactive training courses.

Hope Resources

Jigsaw North Family Services

Jigsaw North has a vision of thriving children, flourishing families and healthy communities. Their mission statement is to awhi (support) families through counselling, education, family support and whanaungatanga.

They offer counselling and family therapy for children, young people, family/whanau and individuals who are in need of support dealing with difficult life situations in an environment that is safe, non-judgemental and confidential. There is also social work support and free parenting education programmes.

Jigsaw North

Jigsaw Whanganui

Jigsaw Whanganui works alongside whānau and families in Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Ruapehu to provide good care and nurture their children. The agency has a reputation for strong teamwork, professional excellence, respectful relationships, extensive networks and an absolute commitment to the integrity of families and children’s well-being.

Jigsaw Whanganui offers the following services:

  • Emergency Phone Support
  • Intensive Home-based Social Work support for families under stress
  • Young Parent Support
  • Programmes for Parents
  • The Incredible Years
  • The White Water Years
  • Anger Change for Mothers
  • Social Workers in Schools
  • Family Violence Integrated Services Project

Jigsaw Whanganui

Newtown Budgeting and Advocacy Service

The Newtown Budgeting and Advocacy Service is dedicated to providing free, confidential, culturally aware and non judgemental budgeting advice to individuals and families in the Wellington community to help them to resolve financial problems and to develop their own budgeting skills.

Situated in the heart of Newtown, they have a dedicated team of qualified advisers who are trained to provide friendly advice and help people find solutions to financial problems such as debt and difficulty meeting basic living expenses and financial commitments.

This service is affilliated with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services.

Newtown B&A Service

Southland Loss & Grief Centre

The Southland Loss & Grief Centre offers support for people living with loss and grief of any sort - including grief from bereavement, separation, illness, isolation and other life changes.

Southland Loss & Grief

Supporting Families in Mental Health

The Christchurch branch of Supporting Families in Mental Health covers the Canterbury region (from Kaikoura to the Rangitata River, Ocean to the Alps). They support families and whānau to provide the best possible quality of life and recovery to their loved one who has a mental illness and to their own self-care.

They do this by free support, education, and information for family and whānau. Mutual support, the sharing of experiences and gaining strength and skills to cope better through participation in support groups. Promoting the rights and needs of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Supporting Families

Taupo Family Centre

Taupo Family Centre offers specialised counselling, support and information to survivors of sexual abuse, their whanau and friends. A 'total care' package is offered to families who require multiple services to support their wellbeing and safety, and improve outcomes for their lives.

(Please note that there is no website for the Taupo Family Centre)

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent incorporated society that provides a free 24 / 7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. Victim Support provides emotional and practical support, information, referral to other support services and advocacy for the rights of victims. This support helps victims find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma at what may be the worst time of their life.

Victim Support

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Resources Available at Skylight

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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