Calendar

Jan
27
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Jan 27 @ 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!

Feb
1
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Feb 1 @ 10:30 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 monthly Parent Support Groups in Kati Kati 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—12pm
Venue: The Chrome Café, 3 Wharawhara Road, Katikati

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Feb
8
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Feb 8 @ 10:30 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 monthly Whānau Awhi Parent Support Groups in Kawerau 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 Whānau Awhi 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—12pm
Venue: Kea Building, 60 Onslow Street, Kawerau

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Feb
9
Wed
Parent Support Group (Auckland East)
Feb 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 [frequency] Parent Support Groups in Pakuranga 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: Cafe Botannix. 189 Pigeon Mountain Road, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland

Contact us to RSVP:

Feb
11
Fri
Parent Support Group (Ashburton)
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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 monthly Parent Support Groups in Ashburton 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: 10am—12pm
Venue: The Phat Duck, 30 West Street, Allenton, Ashburton

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Feb 11 @ 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 monthly Parent Support Groups in Tauranga 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: 10am—12pm
Venue: Bunnings Café, 5 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Timaru)
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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 Timaru 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: 1pm—2:30pm
Venue: PiqueNique Café, 300 Hilton Highway, Timaru

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Feb
12
Sat
Renew Connect & Reflect (Christchurch)
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Renew Connect and Reflect Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Renew Connect and Reflect Workshop

Caring for a disabled child or a child with a health impairment can come with a range of challenges such as coping with stress, change, and building a resilient family.

Essential for families and whānau new to the world of disability, or as a refresher course for those a bit further down the track, set your family up for long-term success with Renew, Connect & Reflect.

RENEW: Learn how to cope with the stress, change and even grief that having a disabled child can bring.

CONNECT: The benefits of meeting other parents and caregivers in the same situation can be life-changing. Many participants say they feel understood for the first time.

REFLECT: Thinking intentionally about you and the needs of your family and whānau, as well as how each family member communicates, can enhance relationships and build emotional resilience. Register today!

Saturday 12 February, 2022

When: 9:30am—4:30pm
Where: Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, Central Christchurch
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters. Lunch will be provided
Entry: Please bring your vaccine pass to be scanned upon entry.

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.
Feb
14
Mon
Parent Support Group Invercargill
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 monthly Parent Support Groups in Invercargill 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?? Many thanks to IHC Southland for supporting this event.

Event details:

Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Education Disability & Your Child (ZOOM event)
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Do you have a disabled child or child with a health impairment at school? Learn how to get the best outcomes for your child with an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).

As a parent or caregiver of a student with learning support needs you have an important role to play in your child’s education. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards customised goals, and to make the most out of their time at school.

This informative [online] workshop will lead you through the IEP process, how to have productive IEP meetings, how to foster inclusion in the classroom, and the types of funding available to you. Don’t miss this chance to ensure your child reaches their full potential at school.

Workshop dates available

14 February: 10.30am  |  Join us remotely on Zoom  |  Hosted by Parent to Parent Otago
25 February: 7:00pm   |  Join us remotely on Zoom  |  Hosted by Parent to Parent Wellington
7 March: 10.30am  |  Join us remotely on Zoom  |  Hosted by Parent to Parent Nelson
14 March: 10.30am  | Join us on Zoom or at 2-12 Commerce Street, Kaitaia  |  Hosted by Parent to Parent Northland
Cost: These workshops are free thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop. Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.