Otago

Parent to Parent Otago's area includes the centres of Arrowtown, Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Balclutha, Mosgiel, Oamaru and Dunedin - and everywhere in between

Coordinator: Sheryl Davies

Mobile: 027 808 3949

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 9am - 3pm

Email: otago@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Jul
28
Wed
Positive Support for Parents (Dunedin)
Jul 28 @ 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 a weekly Positive Support for Parents Group in Dunedin 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 a positive and 100% judgement-free environment.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Positive Support for Parents Group. We also invite the occasional keynote speaker along to discuss how they or the organisation they represent can support families like yours. Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. Children are welcome too!

Event details:

Dates: Every Wednesday during term time
Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: CCS Disability Action, 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jul
30
Fri
FASD Support Group (Dunedin)
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Come have a complimentary hot drink on us and meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
Meetings are every last Friday of the month.
If you have any queries please contact Sheryl Davies on 0508 236 236 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz

Parent Support Group (Oamaru)
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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 Oamaru 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—12:30pm
Venue: Eveline Presbyterian Church, 424 Thames Highway, Oamaru

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Dunedin)
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 Dunedin 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: 7pm—9pm
Venue: CCS Disability Action Staff Room, 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

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
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.
Aug
27
Fri
FASD Support Group (Dunedin)
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Come have a complimentary hot drink on us and meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
Meetings are every last Friday of the month.
If you have any queries please contact Sheryl Davies on 0508 236 236 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz

Parent Support Group (Oamaru)
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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 Oamaru 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—12:30pm
Venue: Eveline Presbyterian Church, 424 Thames Highway, Oamaru

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Parent Support Group (Dunedin)
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 Dunedin 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: 7pm—9pm
Venue: CCS Disability Action Staff Room, 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Sep
24
Fri
FASD Support Group (Dunedin)
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Come have a complimentary hot drink on us and meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
Meetings are every last Friday of the month.
If you have any queries please contact Sheryl Davies on 0508 236 236 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz


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

  • K Sedgefield
  • COGS
  • KD Kirkby
  • Lion Foundation
  • Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust
  • Bendigo Valley Sports Charity Fund
  • Air Rescue Community Services, Fresh Choice
  • Thank you Charitable Trust
  • Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust
  • Dunedin City Council