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Bullying during serious illness and grief name

Bullying during serious illness and grief

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

It’s a sad reality that bullying happens – and it even happens if your taitamaiti / child or young person is affected by mate pukupuku / cancer, serious illness or grief in the whānau. Not only is your taitamaiti / child or young person dealing with the trauma of that, they’re...

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Grief and your mental health name

Grief and your mental health

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2022

There’s no one way to grieve, and everyone experiences grief differently. That’s because we’re all unique. Our unique culture, age, previous experiences of loss, belief systems and more can all affect the way we grieve.   Grief is a normal and natural reaction to...

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Talking to tamariki (children) and mātātahi (young people) about terminal illness name

Talking to tamariki (children) and mātātahi (young people) about terminal illness

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2022

If you, or someone close to you and your tamariki / taitamaiti (child), have mate pukupuku (cancer), or other serious illness, that has come back, spread or is terminal, you might be wondering how to talk to your tamariki / taitamaiti about it.  It’s a sad reality for a lot of...

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How to deal with Mother's Day when your māmā has died name

How to deal with Mother's Day when your māmā has died

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

  When Mother’s Day comes around, it can be impossible to ignore. It’s in your social media feeds, at your local supermarket and turning up in your inbox, encouraging you to celebrate it. Mother’s Day can be hard for lots of reasons, but it can be really hard if you...

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Coping with birthdays and special days after someone has died name

Coping with birthdays and special days after someone has died

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022

You might think that grief only happens immediately after someone you love has died. But grief is a life-long process and nothing you’ll ever ‘get over’. That’s why every year on birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, feelings can be stirred up again. Here’s...

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A valentine message from Kenzie's Gift founder, Nic name

A valentine message from Kenzie's Gift founder, Nic

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Hi Everyone,   I hope you have all had a lovely summer and enjoyed getting out and about exploring our beautiful Aotearoa. After a busy and somewhat tumultuous 2021, I took some time out to just be. I didn't head away from home, preferring to chill out,...

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Self-care when you’re grieving name

Self-care when you’re grieving

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

When you’re grieving, sometimes it’s easy to forget about looking after yourself. Although self-care has come to mean spending money (think: expensive spa treatments or buying new things), it’s actually about taking care of yourself, mentally and physically. That...

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 The Winter Swim Challenge 2021 name

The Winter Swim Challenge 2021

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

And that's a wrap for the Winter Swim Challenge 2021 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Just keep (winter) swimming name

Just keep (winter) swimming

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021

Just keep (winter) swimming 

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