Dear Grief: ‘You don’t have to stay. I’m happy without you.’

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kenzie’s Gift founder and CEO Nic Russell took her ‘Adventures with Grief Workshop’ to John McGlashan College in April, encouraging students to talk about grief and loss. One fine April afternoon, 160 young students at Dunedin’s John McGlashan College, sat...

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Coping with grief at Christmas

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coping with grief at Christmas - do what supports your soul and your loss 

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A Poem to #DearGrief

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2017

#DearGrief It's hard to imagine some journeys The kind that happen rarely  To someone else And the kind the heart doesn't want to. People often tell me that they can't imagine how life is for me. Mothers especially. They say they can't begin to understand...

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#DearGrief- Luke and Alex's story

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2017

  Alex was my sister. She was always the brightest, loudest, most exciting and loving girl. An amazing sister to me. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). It's been described as one of the most...

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#DearGrief-What would you like at say to grief?

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2017

  International Children’s Grief Awareness Day is on November 16th, and with many young people struggling in the aftermath of a loss, we have launched the #DearGrief campaign to start the conversation about grief. #DearGrief is about sharing what you would like to say to...

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Does time ease the pain of grief

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Twelve years on from losing Kenzie, I often get asked, "Does time ease the pain of grief?"  From my own experience, I would say no. Instead, the pain changes. Let me explain... Time has changed the pain of my grief, where the acute pain has morphed into a chronic...

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Kenzie’s Gift celebrates a milestone achievement

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017

This month, Kenzie’s Gift celebrates a major service milestone in its history of providing psychosocial support to children experiencing grief and bereavement within the family.

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