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An Emotional Intelligence Toolkit

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A free online self-guided programme for becoming a healthier, happier you!  Stress or mood swings rock everyone’s balance from time to time. However, when too much stress, anxiety, depression, or…

Having Suicidal Thoughts

Information for family, whanau, friends, and support networks. If you or someone you support has suicidal thoughts, click here  to download the helpful information booklet Having Suicidal Thoughts. Prepared by skylight…


Mood Disorders: Information for Family and Friends

Mood disorders affect the whole family, not just someone who is experiencing a mental illness. However, friends and families are often left in the dark, struggling to cope and not…


Supporting Someone Who Has Depression?

Caring for a family or whanau member who has depression can be very hard – and it is important to keep yourself well, especially if you are supporting someone who…


Advice: Carer Burnout

Often we don’t even recognise the symptoms of burnout. Sometimes family carers become so stressed they lose perspective and do not realise they are no longer coping. Carer burnout is…


Life Coach: Break Bad Habits!

  Life coach Richard Blakeborough loves a nice glass of wine, but he doesn’t want to have one … well, only occasionally. I was excited when I saw my first…


Life Coach: Kiwi Heroines!

When Family Care and Carers NZ offered a free hour of life coaching with Richard Blakeborough, he was swamped with requests, mainly from women providing care and support for others.…