Backed by our team of therapists’ expert insights, our extensive free online articles are full of helpful tips for tamariki / children, mātātahi / young people and their whānau who are affected by serious illness or grief.
Facing a serious illness within the whānau be daunting, and explaining it to your tamariki and rangatahi can be a challenge. In our latest article, we offer guidance on how to approach these difficult conversations.
At Kenzie's Gift, we're fortunate to have the compassionate and skilled Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Nicola Jackson, on our team. Through her unique play-based therapy, Nicola provides a nurturing and judgement-free space where children can express themselves without the constraints of language. Her work is invaluable for tamariki / children and whānau dealing with grief, loss, and trauma.
In recent years, "digital transformation" has become a buzzword, and its potential impact on the charity sector is enormous. For Kenzie's Gift, a New Zealand-based charity that supports the mental health of young Kiwis and their families affected by serious illness or grief, the pandemic served as a catalyst for increasing their digital presence.
Renowned ultra-marathon swimmer and holder of the New Zealand and Irish Triple Crowns, Gráinne Moss has achieved an extraordinary feat by successfully swimming the grueling 42 kilometers between Oʻahu and Molokaʻi islands, famously known as the ‘Channel of Bones’.
Back in 2005, Kenzie’s Gift Founder Nic and her daughter Kenzie had the privilege of meeting The Duke of Cambridge in Aoteaora New Zealand when he came to visit the paediatric oncology ward at Starship Children’s Hospital.