Waves Facilitator Training 

Dr Chris Bowden has now updated the Waves programme content. This refreshed version of the Waves programme aims to build upon what has already been established by Dr Bowden and offer the facilitators across Aotearoa a kete full of resources - making Waves a living programme that can be adaptable to different communities. 

Waves aims to confront and challenge maladaptive coping, build safety and strong relationships, teach good coping skills, and highlight the trauma of suicide.

If you are interested in attending a Facilitator training and have not previously trained, a two-day training session has been scheduled.

  • Wellington on 3rd and 4th of May 2023 (venue: Skylight offices in Vivian Street)
  • Auckland on the 10th and 11th of May 2023 (venue: Parkside Hotel Greys Ave Auckland).

Facilitators who have trained previously are invited to register for Day Two to receive the updated programme information.

Please complete the registration form | questionnaire and email to [email protected] 

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:

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

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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 has now commenced in Wellington. 

Expressions of interest are invited for a programme in the new year [email protected]

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Resources Available at Skylight

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