Greater Canterbury Region

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

Coordinator: Jo Hannah 

Mobile: 022 088 0327

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 2.30pm

Email: gtrcanterbury@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Jun
18
Fri
Parent Support Group (Christchurch)
Jun 18 @ 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 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—11:30am
Venue: Urban Eatery, Oderings Garden Center, 92 Stourbridge St, Barrington, Christchurch

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jun
22
Tue
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: The Office Café, Old School Collective, 1429 Main North Rd, Waikuku

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jul
7
Wed
Parent Support Group (Selwyn)
Jul 7 @ 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 Selwyn 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: Darfield Library, 1 South Terrace, Darfield

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jul
9
Fri
Parent Support Group (Ashburton)
Jul 9 @ 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 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: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: The Phat Duck, 361 West Street, Ashburton

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Timaru)
Jul 9 @ 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!

Aug
13
Fri
Parent Support Group (Ashburton)
Aug 13 @ 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 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: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: The Phat Duck, 361 West Street, Ashburton

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Timaru)
Aug 13 @ 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!

Aug
20
Fri
Parent Support Group (Christchurch)
Aug 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 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—11:30am
Venue: Urban Eatery, Oderings Garden Center, 92 Stourbridge St, Barrington, Christchurch

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Aug
24
Tue
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: The Office Café, Old School Collective, 1429 Main North Rd, Waikuku

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Sep
10
Fri
Parent Support Group (Ashburton)
Sep 10 @ 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 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: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: The Phat Duck, 361 West Street, Ashburton

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