We offer high-quality workshops and training in topics related to grief, loss, trauma and resilience

Each session is designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and provides practical ideas that attendees can take away and feel confident in using themselves. Our workshops are delivered by experienced facilitators who are specialists in their field, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others.

Some examples of topics we have done in the past:

  • anxiety and stress
  • grief and loss - whatever the cause
  • family violence
  • resilience
  • anger
  • bullying
  • trauma.

Upcoming Workshops

April 2019

55 Resilience

Lead the Change - Rangatahi Wānanga

Date 5 & 6 April 2019
Time 5pm on 5th April to 3pm on 6th April 
Location Kokiri Marae 7-9 Barnes St Seaview
Lower Hutt
Cost Free to attend and all meals are provided

What does suicide prevention look like for rangatahi Māori?

We invite rangatahi Māori aged 15 - 24 years to a wānanga where your voice will lead the kōrero, as we explore with manaakitanga, what's missing and what is needed in suicide prevention for young Māori.

Bring your voice and your story to support this important kaupapa.

For more information or to register please text/phone Nicola on 021 404 615 or email [email protected]

55 Resilience

Compassion Fatigue - Wellington

Facilitator: Gae Neill (LLB, ATCL)

Date Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Time 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (3 hours)
Location Skylight Trust - Level 3, 5-7 Vivian Street, Wellington
Cost $95.00

Compassion fatigue has been described as the ‘cost of caring’ for others. It is an occupational hazard. This means that almost everyone who empathises with their patients or clients, will eventually develop it, to some degree. This workshop explores compassion fatigue, its impacts, and better strategies to manage it, so that you can be the most resilient in your work.

This workshop will cover:

  • Definitions of compassion fatigue and the differences between burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary trauma
  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Risk factors that trigger compassion fatigue in your practice or workplace

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • Differences between compassion fatigue and other types of stress and trauma
  • Practical tools and tips for managing compassion fatigue
  • Self-care strategies for building resilience in your work

Download the flyer and registration form.

Registrations are essential. Email the completed form to [email protected] 

or call 0800 939 6767

More workshops will be scheduled throughout 2019. Check back or email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the professional development mailing list.

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Resources Available at Skylight

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