Parent to Parent Waikato covers the area from Taumarunui in the south, to Pokeno in the north and east to Waihi and the Coromandel Peninsula

Coordinator: Helen Smith

Mobile: 020 4164 1133

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 1.30pm

Email: waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Care Matters Workshop (Hamilton)
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Care Matters workshops are offer current, relevant, practical information for family, whanau and carers of children and adults with disabilities.

Topics are around what many carers have requested at previous workshops: what resources are available, managing stress, effective communication, enabling good lives and planning for the future, system transformation, advocacy.

The workshop is free and lunch is provided.

If you have any queries or would like to register please contact Maureen on 0508 726 726 or email her at samsno@actrix.co.nz


SibShop (Waikato)
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

An amazing opportunity for kids aged 8-18 who have a brother or sister with a disability or health impairment to have a fun and interactive day where the focus is completely on them.

Siblings are offered the chance to share stories, learn strategies and make friends with other kids who are in similar circumstances and understand the unique relationship they have with their brother or sister.

Workshops will be followed by Laser Strike at Lilliputt Fun Zone!

Please note that siblings must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

This SibShop is made possible thanks to Care Matters.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Smith on 0508 236 236 or email waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

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Champion Your Needs Workshop (Te Awamutu)
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs!

Parents and full-time caregivers caring for children with a disability or health impairment are invited to learn more about how to become a disability champion.

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

Admin fee: $25 payable upon booking via internet banking. Grants are available to cover this cost on request

This workshop is made possible thanks to funding from Waikato Farmers Trust.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Helen on 0204 164 1133  or email waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register*

*Registrations will be confirmed mid to late January 2020.

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Waikato branch with donations and grants in 2018/19

  • Achieving Change for children 

  • Akarana Community Trust 

  • Blue Sky Community Trust 

  • COGS Kirikiriroa / Hamilton City 

  • COGS Waikato South 25/7/2018 

  • COGS Waikato West 

  • Dragon Community Trust  

  • DV Bryant Trust 

  • Gallagher Charitable Trust 

  • Hamilton City Council  

  • Len Reynolds Trust 

  • Lion Foundation 

  • Norah Howell Charitable Trust 

  • Page Trust 

  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust 

  • Trust Waikato 

  • Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust 

  • Wel Energy Trust 

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