Welcome to Skylight

Skylight is a national not for profit trust that enables children, young people, their family/whanau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and grief. 
We facilitate access to expert information, education, professional services and support. We also educate, train and support professionals, agencies and individuals who assist those dealing with trauma, loss, and grief. Download our brochure or contact info@skylight.org.nz | 0800 299 100.


New Patrons            

 We are very fortunate to have Judy Bailey and Louise Nichoas join Kerry Prendergast as our Skylight patrons. Chief Executive Heather Henare says Louise and Judy are highly regarded for their willingness to support others when times are tough. This and their personal Skylight stories are a good fit with Skylight's strategic intent of enabling children, young people, their family/whanau and friends to navigate through times of loss, trauma and grief. The trust offers counselling support, information, and guidance through troubled times.



Annual Report

The Annual report was presented at a recent Skylight Stakeholders function held on 17 March 2016. Board Chair, Jim Donovan, spoke to stakeholders on the business plan, strategic intent and the direction forward for Skylight. 

Download here



Skylight recognises significant relationships with partnered individuals and/or organisations with shared values and a commitment to work to ensure common understanding and information on grief, loss and trauma. If you are an organisation or individual interested in partnering with Skylight, please look at our partnership policy and fill in our partnership form

See Partnership Policy here

See Partnership Form here


The Warehouse

The amazing Warehouse Region 5 team have just finished another Add-a-Donation campaign supporting Skylight. Thank you so much - we have raised NZ$12,522. The Warehouse is partnering with Skylight Trust to help people going through tough times in their communities.

See Media Release 


Common Ground

For Parents, Carers, family and friends who are concerned about the wellbeing of a young person, check out the new and fantastic support website we have partnered with the Mental Health Foundation and Youthline to develop.

See the great information, the video clips, the facebook community and the opportunities to engage and make your own comments.





  Parenting Through Separation courses by Skylight



Support for those Bereaved by Suicide in NZ


Support for those Bereaved by Homicide in NZ



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