Our training programmes are designed for families and whānau, delivered nationwide by specially trained facilitators.

To find out about upcoming courses, see our calendar.


Renew, Connect & Reflect Workshop

6 hours
Renew, Connect & Reflect is a  day of reflection, that will leave you energised, with new connections and new ideas. Held in a supportive environment, workshop topics include growing your support networks, building a resilient family, coping with stress, and understanding grief. A great opportunity to meet other parents in your area.


Navigating the System

4 hours
“You don’t know what you don’t know”. Navigating the system looks at the resources available and how to access these. It gives you an opportunity to hear from, and meet local service providers and agencies.


Champion Your Needs course

10 hours – 2 days
This course builds on people’s communication skills and provides tools to effectively advocate for their disabled family member. This course also provides training for parents interested in offering advocacy support through Parent to Parent. Some places are available for professionals which further enhances the learning experience.


Support Parent Training

10 hours – 2 days
For parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment and who would like to support others through the Parent to Parent network.

The course covers communication skills, looks at grief issues and provides the opportunity for personal awareness where parents can consider their ability to support others in similar circumstances. After training, parents are able to become volunteer support parents – support parents providing support to new families contacting Parent to Parent.