Calendar

May
20
Fri
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you the parent or carer of a disabled child or a child with a health impairment? Do you live in Ōpōtiki or Whakātane? We’d love to see you on Zoom for our Whānau Awhi group.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Whānau Awhi groups in Ōpōtiki and Whakātane to support the parents or carers of disabled children, neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

As well as providing a safe space for parents and carers to share their experiences, their challenges, and their triumphs, this Whānau Awhi group focuses on fundraising to provide family days and other events for their whānau in the Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne region.

Children are very welcome too! We hope to see you online for our next Whānau Awhi group.

Event details:

Time: 7pm—8:30pm
Venue: Join us remotely on Zoom
Who: Parents / carers of disabled or neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

May
21
Sat
Champion Your Needs (Invercargill)
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Do you have a disabled child? Are you struggling to get what you need from education, health or disability professionals?

Many parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of professionals they need to communicate with in order to get the best for their disabled child or child with a health impairment.

This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to champion your needs in any setting. From assertiveness skills and active listening to negotiation and problem solving, you will come away with a range of new tools to effectively communicate the needs of your child, yourself and your loved ones.

You will also have the opportunity to learn what specific support services and resources are available in your region. Register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to W Duncan Bickley Trust Fund for supporting this event.

Saturday 21st May, 2022

When: 9:30am—4:30pm
Where: Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill
Cost: $15 admin fee—grants are available to cover this cost on request. Lunch will be provided.

Champion Your Needs (Nelson)
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Do you have a disabled child? Are you struggling to get what you need from education, health or disability professionals?

Many parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of professionals they need to communicate with in order to get the best for their disabled child or child with a health impairment.

This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to champion your needs in any setting. From assertiveness skills and active listening to negotiation and problem solving, you will come away with a range of new tools to effectively communicate the needs of your child, yourself and your loved ones.

You will also have the opportunity to learn what specific support services and resources are available in your region. Register today to secure your spot!

Saturday 21st May, 2022

When: 9:30am—4:30pm
Where: Habitat for Humanity Nelson, 166 Tahuanui Drive, Nelson
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.Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, this workshop may be cancelled at short notice.
Kape at Kumustahan (Milford)
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – May 22 @ 2:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Kape at Kumustahan

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Kape at Kumustahan

Grab a free coffee and chat with other Filipino 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 bi-monthly Parent Support Groups in Milford Auckland to support Filipino parents and family 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: 1pm—2pm
Venue: Kings Garden Cafe Forrest Hill, 1 Forrest Hill Road, Milford, Auckland

Contact us to RSVP:

May
24
Tue
Parent Support Group (Golden Bay)
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Parent Support Group

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Parent Support Group

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 Parent Support Groups in Takaka 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 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: 10:30am—11:30am
Venue: The Wholemeal Cafe, 7110/60 Commercial Street, Takaka

Feel free to just show up on the day!

May
25
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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 North Canterbury 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 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: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: Coffee Culture, High Street, Rangiora

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Making Family Decisions (Southland)
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Making Family Decisions

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Making Family Decisions

Come along to Making Family Decisions! For families with children that have a disability or health impairment.

We would love to have you join us at our Making Family Decisions event.

This is a free information evening brought to you by the Southland Community Law Centre. It is an opportunity to have any questions answered about the care and property of a loved one that cannot make decisions for themselves. SCLC will help guide you to understand legal documents that can protect your family and how to set them up.

We ask that everyone please exercise common decency and respect for each other and beliefs. This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot!

In partnership with Southland Community Law Centre.

Wednesday 25 May, 2022

When: 7pm—9pm
Where: Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill
Who: Families with children that have a disability or health impairment
Cost: Free. Refreshments provided beforehand. Please be seated by 7pm.

May
26
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
May 26 @ 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!

May
27
Fri
Support Parent Training (Hamilton)
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

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! Many thanks to COGS for supporting this event.

Friday 27th May to Saturday 28th May, 2022

When: 10am—5pm
Where: Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Chartwell room, Hungerford Crescent, Cobham Drive Hamilton
Cost: $15 admin fee—grants are available to cover this cost on request. Lunch will be provided.

May
28
Sat
Support Parent Training (Christchurch)
May 28 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 4:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

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!

28-29 May, 2022

When: 9am—4:30pm
Where: Christchurch Bridge Club
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.