Parent to Parent Southland covers the greater Southland, Queenstown Lakes, and Te Anau areas

Coordinator: MaryAnn Hughes

Mobile: 027 808 3951

Office Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 3:30pm and Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm


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Upcoming events

Parent Support Group Invercargill
Dec 12 @ 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 Invercargill 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?? Many thanks to IHC Southland for supporting this event.

Event details:

Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Siblings on Adventure (Southland)
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Siblings on an Adventure

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Siblings on an Adventure

Come along to Siblings on Adventure! For Kiwi kids and teens who have a disabled brother or sister.

We would love to have you join us at Siblings on Adventure where we offer the opportunity for children and youth with a disabled brother or sister to have a fun-filled day at Adventure Southland.

We can’t wait to see you at Siblings on Adventure. This event is sure to be popular and there are limited numbers, so register today to secure your spot!

Many thanks to K D Kirkby Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian for generously supporting this event.

Saturday 25th February, 2023

When: 9:30am—3pm
Where: Adventure Southland, 810 North Road, Invercargill
Who: Youth aged 8-18 who have a disabled brother or sister
Cost: Free  |  Please bring a packed lunch and drink
RSVP: Please RSVP by 15 February.

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Southland Group with donations and grants in the 2021/22 year

  • COGS
  • KD Kirkby Charitable Trust
  • IHC
  • Blue Sky
  • Guy Anson Waddel CT
  • Community Trust South
  • Rehabilitation Welfare
  • ILT