Nelson

Parent to Parent Nelson region covers  Nelson and Blenheim up to Collingwood in Golden Bay, and south to Murchison 

Coordinator: Trudi Meyer

Mobile: 027 777 7606

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 2.30pm

Email: nelson@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Jan
18
Fri
Middle-Of-Summer Party (Coastal Bay of Plenty)
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tap into your inner creative side and cool off at our middle-of-summer party!

Sausage sizzle and tea/coffee will be provided.

The art session will be at CCS followed by a dip in the swim school pool at the back of the building.

See ya there.

RSVP

Note this event is for families caring for children with disabilities and health issues. Parent supervision is required at all times.

Feb
8
Fri
Waikato SibCamp – FULL
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm

This camp is FULL and registrations are now closed.

SibCamp is a wonderful opportunity for kids who have a brother or sister with a disability or health issue to have a fun weekend away.

Siblings will learn strategies, share experiences, enjoy outdoor activities and make friends with other kids in similar situations.

There is a great need for SibCamps and our waiting lists can get very long. To avoid anyone missing out, we require a $25 contribution to ensure all available spaces are filled and secured.

Siblings should be aged 8-18 at the time of camp and must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

If you would like to discuss anything please phone 0508 236 236 or contact Helen at waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

This camp is made possible thanks to funding from Life Unlimited.

Feb
12
Tue
Supporting Decision-Making Workshop (Otago)
Feb 12 @ 9:15 am – 2:30 pm

This is an interactive workshop presented by Carolyn Stobbs from IHC for anyone caring for a person with a disability or Autism. 

At this workshop you will:

  Explore what ‘supported decision-making’ is and why you need to know about it

  Learn how to support a family member or others to make decisions

  Share ideas about the challenges faced when making decisions

  Build your knowledge to ensure the people you support are getting what they need

Also find out about benefits families and young people are entitled to and what subsidies are available through WINZ from Heidi Robertson, Acting Regional Disability Advisor/Health & Disability Coordinator for Ministry of Social Development.

Join us for morning tea at 9.15am before the workshop starts at 9.30am. Lunch is provided.

Click here to register

Feb
16
Sat
Manawatu Champion Your Needs Course
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – Feb 17 @ 4:30 pm

Become a disability champion and strong advocate for you and your child!

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The course covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

You will be offered the chance to become a support parent, where you can be a listening ear and share your experience and knowledge to families new to the world of disability

This course is for parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment.

For more information please phone 0508 236 236 or contact Manawatu Regional Coordinator Janine Morrah at manawatu@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from The Lion Foundation.

Mar
1
Fri
Auckland SibCamp
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm

SibCamp is a wonderful opportunity for kids who have a brother or sister with a disability or health issue to have a fun weekend away.

Siblings will learn strategies, share experiences, enjoy outdoor activities and make friends with other kids in similar situations.

There is a great need for SibCamps and our waiting lists can get very long. To avoid anyone missing out, we require a $25 contribution to ensure all available spaces are filled and secured.

Siblings should be aged 8-18 at the time of camp and must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

If you would like to discuss anything please phone 0508 236 236 or contact Elaine at auckland@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

This camp is made possible thanks to funding from Care Matters.


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Nelson branch with donations and grants in 2016/17

  • Redwood Trust
  • Pelorus Trust
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
  • Mainland Foundation
  • COGs - Nelson Bays
  • Lotteries
  • Pub Charity
  • NBCF
  • Air Rescue
  • Redwood Trust
  • Rata - The Canterbury Community Trust
  • Network Tasman Charitable Trust
  • Nelson City Council Community Investment Fund
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
  • Mainland Foundation
  • Pub Charity