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Skylight Trust launches resilience web series

Today Skylight is marking the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of a new web-series showcasing young people’s perspectives on resilience.

The web-series features documentary-style interviews with six young people who share their experiences, insight and wisdom about how they have overcome tough times in their lives.

Skylight’s Fundraising Manager Stephanie Garvey says she hopes the web-series will encourage people of all ages to talk about resilience more openly, and spark wider conversations about mental health issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Creating spaces and opportunities for our young people to share their experiences openly, while feeling safe and supported to do so, makes a huge difference in improving mental health outcomes in Aotearoa.

“Our youth and rangatahi want to tell their stories and have a strong voice, so it’s up to us to listen and to support them to do this.

“We were so impressed with the knowledge and depth of personal awareness that our participants had. They knew what they needed to be well and knew what they needed when things got tough.

“Resilience is such an integral part of wellbeing, and we’re really proud to launch the web-series to coincide with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. We look forward to the conversations and progress that will arise from it,” says Stephanie.

The web-series was supported by a generous grant from The Todd Foundation and a partnership between Skylight Trust and Film for Change Aotearoa.

Watch the web-series on Skylight’s website and look out for the videos on Facebook

If you or someone you know is going through tough times please contact 0800 299 100 or email

For further information and resources, please visit out Resilience Hub

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