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​​​​Children's support groups

Our support groups help young people aged 6-12 years old to understand and express their experiences in a supportive, practical and interactive environment.

The support groups are limited in the number of attendees to maximise individual attention. Six children are needed for each group to go ahead. We also provide support for parents and carers alongside the children’s programme.

All the groups aim to build resilience by normalising the child/children's experiences, their responses to them, and processing feelings and learning coping strategies, for when they are faced with challenging situations.

Examples of groups we run

Family Change - for children experiencing family break up.

Bereavement - for children who have lost a loved one.

Sharing the Journey - for children with a family member with a mental health issue and or addiction.

Thumbs Up - for children with learning difficulties.

Along the track - this course is for children aged 6 - 12 years old, and their brothers and sisters or cousins, who have witnessed and/or experienced domestic violence.

For further information about any of the programmes above, please contact the Counselling Coordinator on 0800 299 100.

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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