Greater Canterbury Region

Our Greater Canterbury region covers the area from Kaikoura in the north to Waitaki River in the South

Coordinator: Louise Griffiths

Phone: 022 659 2761

Office Hours:

Mon 10am–4.30 and Wed, Thurs  9am–4.30pm 

Email: gtrcanterbury@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

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!

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.
Jun
10
Fri
Parent Support Group (Ashburton)
Jun 10 @ 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 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 (Timaru)
Jun 10 @ 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!

Jun
17
Fri
Parent Support Group (Christchurch)
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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 monthly Parent Support Groups in Christchurch 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—11am
Venue: Urban Eatery, 92 Stourbridge Street, Spreydon, Christchurch

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jun
22
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Jun 22 @ 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!

Jul
20
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Jul 20 @ 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!

Aug
24
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Aug 24 @ 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!

Sep
28
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Sep 28 @ 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!

Oct
26
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Oct 26 @ 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!


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Greater Canterbury branch with donations and grants in 2019/20

  • William Toomey Charitable Trust
  • Rehabilitaion Welfare Trust
  • Air Rescue Community Services
  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Trust
  • Rata Foundation