Kenzie’s Gift supports the mental health of tamariki / children and mātātahi / young people affected by serious illness or grief within the whānau. We do this by providing 1-on-1 therapy, serious illness and grief kits and extensive online resources.
The feelings of isolation and loneliness that serious illness or grief bring can cause social, behavioural and academic problems that can last into adulthood. That’s why the right support at the right time is life changing.
Timely, evidence-based and age-appropriate mental health interventions, like what we provide, can help to ease these problems and promote good mental health. Our services equip young Kiwis with the coping tools they need both now and in the future.
We provide up to 12 fully funded 1-on-1 therapy sessions with registered mental health professionals for tamariki / children and mātātahi / young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand
Backed by our team of therapists’ expert insights, our free online resources are full of helpful tips for tamariki / children, mātātahi / young people and their whānau who are affected by serious illness or grief.
Our support kits help Kiwi families who are affected by serious illness (including mate pukupuku / cancer) and grief. With support kits specifically designed for tamariki / children and mātātahi / young people, plus mātua / parents and caregivers, the whole whānau is cared for.