Travellers Training

Travellers is an in-school, eight week programme funded by the Ministry of Health. The programme teaches young people skills to cope with change, loss, and transition. Upcoming training for Travellers trainers:

Term 3

Auckland 17 & 18 August - Parkside Hotel Greys Ave Auckland

Dunedin - 24 & 25 August - Carisbrook School

Westport - September dates TBC

Napier - September dates TBC

Christchurch - September dates TBC 

Term 4

Hamilton - October dates TBC

Hawkes Bay - November dates TBC

Palmerston North - November dates TBC

Wellington - December dates TBC

For further information or to register your interest please contact us [email protected]  

Read more about Travellers


An eight week bereavement support programme for tamariki. Matika provides an opportunity for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them to connect with others in their own age group who are experiencing a similar loss. Together the children learn about the big emotions of grief, ways to cope with the loss and ways they can continue to feel close to the person who has died.

This programme will initially run in Wellington and is free to attend.. 

For tamariki aged 6-9 years: Tuesday October 25th - Nov 1st | 15th | 22nd |29th - December 6th | 13th

For tamariki aged 10 - 13 years: Wednesday October 26th - November 2nd | 9th | 16th | 23rd | 30th - December 7th | 14th

email [email protected] 


The eight week Waves programme funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to support adults aged 18 and older who have been bereaved by suicide.

If you would like to participate please contact [email protected] for further information.


Rangiora, North Canterbury - mid October to early December 2022 - email [email protected] 

Howick, Auckland - September | October 2022 - email [email protected] 

Read more about Waves

You might also be interested in:

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.

Request a Pack Library

Online Shop

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.