We’re here for you

Grief can be isolating, but when grief is shared it becomes less lonely.We have a variety of resources available to families who need support.

What we do

Support Kits

Our support kits help those affected by illness or grief to accept their reality and move forward armed with coping mechanisms. We have support kits for children, parents, caregivers and teachers.

Cancer

If your māmā / mum, pāpā / dad, or an adult close to youhas mate pukupuku / cancer or other serious illness, this support kit is just for you.

Serious illness

A guide that provides helpful information and insights for mātua / parents and caregivers and other whānau members who are preparing for the death of a taitamaiti / child.

Serious illness

This guide is a starting point for talking to your tamariki (children) if you or someone they love has mate pukupuku (cancer), or other serious illness, that has come back, spread or is terminal.

See Support Kits
1-on-1 Therapy

We provide up to 12 fully funded 1-on-1 therapy sessions with registered mental health professionals for young people aged 3-24 years old nationwide.

Funded 1-on-1 Therapy
The Unthinkables

When grief is shared it becomes less lonely – join our private Facebook Group for mātua / parents and caregivers whose taitamaiti / child or tamariki / children have died. This is a safe space where people understand what you are going through.

Join the Unthinkables
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Support Kits

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Therapy Sessions

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Families Helped

Contact Us

Talk to us today to see how we can help you and your whānau if you’re affected by serious illness or grief.

Please note that we’re not a crisis line – if you or someone you love needs immediate help, please contact the Suicide Crisis Helpline on 0508 828 865.

True Colours Children’s Health Trust
What’s Up
The Lowdown
The Grief Centre
Skylight
Rural Support Trust
Mental Health Foundation
Make-a-Wish Foundation
Home and Family Counselling
Child Cancer Foundation
CanTeen
Cancer Society of New Zealand
Anxiety New Zealand
Suicide Crisis Helpline
Samaritans
Youthline
Lifeline Aotearoa
1737, Need to talk?
True Colours Children’s Health Trust
What’s Up
The Lowdown
The Grief Centre
Skylight
Rural Support Trust
Mental Health Foundation
Make-a-Wish Foundation
Home and Family Counselling
Child Cancer Foundation
CanTeen
Cancer Society of New Zealand
Anxiety New Zealand
Suicide Crisis Helpline
Samaritans
Youthline
Lifeline Aotearoa
1737, Need to talk?
Thank you

From the families you help by supporting us

"We are very grateful for the help - our daughter is starting to smile again."
"I'll be eternally grateful for the support of Kenzie's Gift and what it has meant for my daughter letting her be the bright bubbly girl you meet now"
"Kenzie's Gift interceded when my daughter needed it most"
"Thank you for being a lifeline. Having a dedicated professional to talk to and work through my immense grief has been a huge comfort."
"It was a lifesaver service at a time of great need for my son."
"Nic's idea was one I just couldn't say no to. What she has done, and what Kenzie's Gift do for children, is very special."
"Kenzie’s Gift offers access to something you would find exceptionally difficult to provide for your kids."
"Nothing like this existed before Kenzie's Gift, there was a real need for support for families affected by cancer."
"Kenzies gift is not just opinion-based support, it's evidence based support from trained child psychologists."
Our Sponsors

As a charity, we don’t receive any government funding and rely on the amazing generosity of our supporters to keep our essential mental health services running.

Lindsay Foundation
Potter Masonic Trust
The Lion Foundation
ANZ
JB Hi-Fi
Dragon Community Trust
BlueSky Community Trust
Hugo
Foundation North
Pub Charity
Linda Simmons (Bayleys Residential Sales)
JM Thompson Charitable Trust
Perpetual Guardian
Bupa Foundation
Lotto
Milestone Foundation
William Harvey Trust (Perpetual Guardian)
ILT Foundation
Hawke's Bay Foundation
TECT
Public Trust
Royston Health Trust
Four Winds Foundation
John Ilott Charitable Trust
COGS
Christchurch Casino
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Lister Presbyterian Health Trust
Louise and Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation (Public Trust)
Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment
T G Macarthy Trust (Public Trust)
J A Redwood Charitable Trust (Perpetual Guardian)
Rata Foundation
Marsh Insurance
SkyCity Community Trust
Trillian Trust
Lindsay Foundation
Potter Masonic Trust
The Lion Foundation
ANZ
JB Hi-Fi
Dragon Community Trust
BlueSky Community Trust
Hugo
Foundation North
Pub Charity
Linda Simmons (Bayleys Residential Sales)
JM Thompson Charitable Trust
Perpetual Guardian
Bupa Foundation
Lotto
Milestone Foundation
William Harvey Trust (Perpetual Guardian)
ILT Foundation
Hawke's Bay Foundation
TECT
Public Trust
Royston Health Trust
Four Winds Foundation
John Ilott Charitable Trust
COGS
Christchurch Casino
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Lister Presbyterian Health Trust
Louise and Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation (Public Trust)
Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment
T G Macarthy Trust (Public Trust)
J A Redwood Charitable Trust (Perpetual Guardian)
Rata Foundation
Marsh Insurance
SkyCity Community Trust
Trillian Trust