Calendar

Jul
23
Fri
Support Parent Training (Coastal Bay of Plenty)
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Do you have a disabled child? Are you a good listener? Do you want to help parents new to the world of disability?

When parents or caregivers first learn that their child has a disability or health impairment, it can feel like the world has turned upside down. It’s not an easy journey, but being able to talk to someone who has been there, and has walked a few miles further down the road can be a huge help.

At Parent to Parent we have an incredible team of volunteer parents and caregivers who provide this support to families and whānau across New Zealand. If you would like to join the team, we would love to see you at our next Support Parent training. Learn about active listening, interpersonal communication and how best to assist parents or caregivers new to the world of disability.

At the end of the training you can decide the level of support you are able to offer. Register today to reserve your spot!

Event details

When: Friday 23 July, 10am—5pm and Saturday 24 July, 9:30am—4pm
Where: CCS Disability Action, 74/14th Avenue, Tauranga
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters. Lunch will be provided.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop. Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Jul
24
Sat
SibShop with Laser Tag (Auckland Wes & Central)
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:45 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: SibSupport NZ SibShop with Laser Tag

Parent to Parent NZ presents: SibSupport NZ SibShop with Laser Tag

Come to Laser Tag with us! A fun-filled day for Kiwi kids and teens who have a disabled brother or sister, and a chance to connect with other kids who just ‘get it’.

Our popular SibShops offer the opportunity for children and youth with a disabled brother or sister to have a day where the focus and attention is just on them.

As well as having a blast at Laser Tag, these siblings will get the chance to sit down together and talk about what it’s like having a disabled sibling, in a safe environment with others who know just where they are coming from. They will also get the chance to discuss practical tips and strategies to help them thrive in their own unique family and whānau environment. Our SibShops are incredibly popular so get in quick!

Saturday 24 July, 2021

Who: Children aged 8-18 who have a disabled sibling or a sibling with a health impairment.
When: 10am—4:30pm
Where: New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
Cost: This event is free thanks to funding from Care Matters. Lunch will be provided.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop. Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Jul
26
Mon
Disability & Adulthood (Northland)
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Do you care for a disabled family member who is nearing adulthood? Asking yourself what happens next? Plan for the next stage of your family member’s life with this new workshop.

Many parents and carers worry what will happen when they are no longer able to support their disabled whānau member to the extent they do today. This comprehensive new workshop will show you step by step how to support and safeguard the future for your disabled loved one. Topics covered include:

  • Creating a vision for the future
  • Circles of support
  • Supported decision making
  • Legal capacity
  • Welfare guardianship
  • Wills, trusts and enduring powers of attorney

Ensure your disabled family member is set up to live a ‘good life’ as they move into adulthood. Register today to secure your spot!

Event details

Address: Hope Whangarei Church Lounge, 1 Hunt Street, Whangarei
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou | Lunch will be provided

This event is for families supporting a disabled family member.
All family members are welcome to attend.
This event is for families supporting a disabled family member. All family members are welcome to attend.
Parent support group (Nelson)
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a support group for parents and whānau of children with any disability or health impairment.

Come along and meet other parents of children with different abilities in a relaxed and informal environment. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.

For more info please contact regional coordinator Sarah Whittle at nelson@parent2parent.org.nz or phone 020 4010 9478.

Jul
27
Tue
Parent Support Group (Lower Hutt)
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every last Tuesday of the month excluding school holidays. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Jul
28
Wed
Getting a Break (Coastal Bay of Plenty & Central Lakes)
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Do you support a disabled family member? Learn how new funding flexibility can be used to create tailor-made breaks for you and your whānau.

This brand new workshop takes a look at how primary caregivers and the people they support are going beyond traditional forms of respite to create more authentic and meaningful breaks for their families and whānau. In the course of this one-day workshop you will:

  • Identify obstacles to ‘getting a break’
  • Understand what funding is available
  • Hear real life stories from families
  • Create a vision for the future
  • Learn how to apply Enabling Good Lives principles to your ‘breaks’

This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Care Matters and Te Pou for supporting this event.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Details: 9:30am—2:30pm | The Hamurana Golf Club, 773 Hamurana Road, Hamurana 3072
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou | Lunch will be provided

This event is for families supporting a disabled family member.
All family members are welcome to attend.
This event is for families supporting a disabled family member. All family members are welcome to attend.
Positive Support for Parents (Dunedin)
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts a weekly Positive Support for Parents Group in Dunedin during the school term, to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in a positive and 100% judgement-free environment.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Positive Support for Parents Group. We also invite the occasional keynote speaker along to discuss how they or the organisation they represent can support families like yours. Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. Children are welcome too!

Event details:

Dates: Every Wednesday during term time
Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: CCS Disability Action, 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jul
29
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Papamoa to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details

Time: 6:30pm—8pm
Venue: Papa Mo’s Bar and Grill, 4 Golden Sands Drive, Golden Sands, Papamoa

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jul
30
Fri
Disability & Adulthood (Wellington)
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Do you care for a disabled family member who is nearing adulthood? Asking yourself what happens next? Plan for the next stage of your family member’s life with this new workshop.

Many parents and carers worry what will happen when they are no longer able to support their disabled whānau member to the extent they do today. This comprehensive new workshop will show you step by step how to support and safeguard the future for your disabled loved one. Topics covered include:

  • Creating a vision for the future
  • Circles of support
  • Supported decision making
  • Legal capacity
  • Welfare guardianship
  • Wills, trusts and enduring powers of attorney

Ensure your disabled family member is set up to live a ‘good life’ as they move into adulthood. Register today to secure your spot!

Event details

Address: Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou | Lunch will be provided

This event is for families supporting a disabled family member.
All family members are welcome to attend.
This event is for families supporting a disabled family member. All family members are welcome to attend.
FASD Support Group (Dunedin)
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Come have a complimentary hot drink on us and meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
Meetings are every last Friday of the month.
If you have any queries please contact Sheryl Davies on 0508 236 236 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz