Grief and loss

Grief manifests itself in many ways and there is no "one size fits all" approach to deal with grief and loss. Here are a variety of resources to help guide you.

Quick reads

Read about different types of grief and where you can find information and help from Skylight.

Check out connecting through kōrero, a resource to guide talking about suicide.

Simple tips to help you cope from the Grief Centre.

Read Ashleigh's poignant tale of moving forward after loss and steps to look after your wellbeing.


Listen to Dr Chris Bowden talk about understanding young men’s experiences of suicide bereavement.

What’s Your Grief shares obsevations, thoughts, and support for everyone coping with grief.


Watch Geoff’s story about recovering from loss and addiction with the support of his friends.

Watch about ways to help a friend who is experiencing grief from Megan Devine.

Nora McInery shares her wisdom about life, death and moving forward with grief.


Headspace is an app that help you cope with your feelings while you are experiencing grief.


Try out this worksheet from CALM about making your own coping plan when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

In crisis?

It's okay to reach out for help—never hesitate if you are concerned for someone else or yourself.

For an emergency that’s happening right now phone 111.

If you are at risk of harm to yourself or concerned about somebody else's safety, call Te Haika on 0800 745 477.

If this is not an emergency but you would like to talk to a trained counsellor for free 24/7 confidential help, advice, or support, you can contact Need to Talk? by calling or texting 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling) also provide counselling for students.