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
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.
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!

Aug
3
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Aug 3 @ 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!

Aug
4
Wed
Disability & Adulthood – Zoom Event 1
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 series 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 with this three-part Zoom workshop series.

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday 4 August, Thursday 5 August, Friday 6 August
Details: 12pm—2pm each day | Join us remotely on Zoom
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou

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.
Aug
10
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Aug 10 @ 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!

Aug
11
Wed
Disability & Adulthood (Coastal Bay of Plenty)
Aug 11 @ 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: Papamoa Community Centre – Tohora Room, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa 3118
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.
Aug
13
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Aug 13 @ 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!

Aug
18
Wed
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
20
Fri
Disability & Adulthood – Zoom Event 2
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 series 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 with this three-part Zoom workshop series.

Event Details

Dates: Friday 20 August, Monday 23 August, Wednesday 25 August
Details: 7pm—9pm each day | Join us remotely on Zoom
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou

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.