Wellington

Our  Wellington region covers the Greater Wellington region including Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Porirua, and Kapiti up to and including Otaki.

Coordinator: Sue Trueman                                                                                                              

Mobile: 027 808 3947

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Email: wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Jul
27
Tue
Parent Support Group (Lower Hutt)
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every last Tuesday of the month excluding school holidays. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Jul
30
Fri
Disability & Adulthood (Wellington)
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 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 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. Register today to secure your spot!

Event details

Address: Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou | Lunch will be provided

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
3
Tue
Parent Support Group (Tawa)
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a support group for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment providing a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every 1st Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

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
12
Thu
Parent Support Group (Wairarapa)
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A get together for parents or caregivers raising children with any disabilities, health impairments or special needs.

A hot drink for each adult is supplied by Parent to Parent.

Come & meet other parents of children with disabilities and special needs for support, friendship and fun. 

This is a safe space for family and whānau to share and learn information from each other to help and support us along our journey. You are welcome to ask questions on issues you are struggling with or just join us for a hot drink and treat in a supportive group.  

For more information contact Sue on 027 808 3947 or wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Aug
13
Fri
Parent Support Group (Kapiti)
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This parent support group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every 2nd Friday of the month excluding school holidays. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

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
31
Tue
Parent Support Group (Lower Hutt)
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every last Tuesday of the month excluding school holidays. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Sep
7
Tue
Parent Support Group (Tawa)
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a support group for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment providing a great way to meet other parents walking a similar path to your own. Come and have a complimentary coffee on us in a relaxed and informal environment!  You can drop in for as long or as short a time as suits you.
All welcome.
Meet ups are every 1st Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions contact Sue on 027 808 3947  or email wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

Sep
9
Thu
Parent Support Group (Wairarapa)
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A get together for parents or caregivers raising children with any disabilities, health impairments or special needs.

A hot drink for each adult is supplied by Parent to Parent.

Come & meet other parents of children with disabilities and special needs for support, friendship and fun. 

This is a safe space for family and whānau to share and learn information from each other to help and support us along our journey. You are welcome to ask questions on issues you are struggling with or just join us for a hot drink and treat in a supportive group.  

For more information contact Sue on 027 808 3947 or wellington@parent2parent.org.nz

 

Parent Support Groups

Come and join us for a hot drink and a chat. Meet other parents of children with disabilities and health impairments.

Lower Hutt

Last Tuesday of each month (please check if it is on during school holidays)

10am – 12pm, River of Life Centre, 774 High Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt

Tawa

First Tuesday evening of each month

7.30pm. Contact Sue for more info

 

Kapiti

Every second Friday of the month (excludes school holidays)

10am – 12pm

Held at various cafes in Kapiti.  Please check with Sue to see which cafe we will be at this month.

 

Upper Hutt

Bi-monthly on a Sunday Afternoon.

2.00 - 3.30pm  Fig Tree Cafe, 386 Fergusson Drive, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt

Please check with Sue for the next date.

Wairarapa

Every second Thursday of the month 7-9pm (excludes school holidays)
Please contact Sue on 027 808 3947 for venue details 

 

For information about other support groups and condition-specific support groups in the region please contact Sue


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

  • One Foundation
  • COGS
  • Rehabilitation Welfare
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Trust House Foundation
  • Air Rescue
  • T G Macarthy Trust
  • Nikau Foundation
  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • Kapiti District Council Community Grants