GROW Mental Health offers a supportive environment to help those who struggle to live well in the world. We are a community mental health movement with groups suitable for people recovering from mental illness, anyone suffering a crisis, and for those who need support to self-manage their daily lives.
We offer friendship and support at weekly group meetings that are open to all. The meetings follow a routine format and embrace a step program. We have found our way back to wholeness and our passion is to help you do the same. No referrals are required, no fees are charged, however a small donation to meet group expenses is usual and voluntary. Support and development programmes for those who experience depression and anxiety — most of which are free with a GP referral in WDHB.
If you live in the Auckland, Counties Manukau or Waitemata District Health Board areas you can access a range of free services provided you meet the necessary criteria for referral. No cost, all welcome. A general support group for men going through change, difficult times, including depression - run through Manalive Auckland.
Visit their website for more details. Mind and Body work across the mental health and addiction sector. It runs a consumer-led peer support service, providing individual, one-to-one and group peer support. It also provides education, training and workshops in mental health and addiction, including the Certificate in Peer Support. Mothers' Helpers is founded by Kristina Paterson, business owner of NZ Nannies International and registered nurse of more than 15 years.
North Shore Women's Centre provides essential support services for women. These services include a free legal clinic, counselling, social work, information and referral and holiday programmes for young women. A peer support group for people bereaved by suicide. All welcome. Solace meets regularly, on the second Saturday of every month from 9. Solace also holds an annual candle lighting ceremony in November. Supporting Families facilitates free monthly support groups for families, whanau and friends who are supporting someone in their mental health recovery.
Share experiences, exchange information, learn different strategies of coping and managing your own needs and those of your loved ones, and hear from guest speakers. Date: Third Tuesday of every month Time: pm to pm. They are a peer support service who offer educational, recreational and social support services to people who experience mental health issues and are aged over They are here to help support you on your journey to recovery. A peer support group welcoming parents who have lost a child of any age.
The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7pm—9pm beginning 12 Feb The Walsh Trust offers support services that promote recovery for people whose lives have been affected by an experience of mental illness. Services include short-term residential accommodation for older people, housing and recovery support services, life-skills programmes, Jigsaw peer-support, and the EmploymentWorks! Services are predominantly West Auckland-based, but employment support services are also available on the North Shore.
Facilitated by Heidi Downey, we encourage learning, sharing, mindfulness and inner-growth in a caring and confidential environment. We meet weekly during term time on Mondays from 10am— We also offer WAVES which is a grief education programme that aims to support adults bereaved by suicide in their understanding and management of grief and development of resilience. Subsidised one-on-one counselling is also available. Please phone for further details.
Meets on the first Monday of each month from 1pm-3pm. Our next meetings are on 7 September, 5 October, 2 November and 7 December. Providing hope and inspiration to those coping with the suicide of a loved one, bringing people together in a warm and caring environment. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, 9.
Please email Karin: riverlight62 gmail. Meets on the last Monday of each month from 6pm Our next meetings are on 28 September, 26 October and 30 November. Next group TBC. To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Janet Baird. Mental health and addictions recovery service. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm and Tues, 11am-3pm. Phone 07 or fax 07 Their career support service is SAGE.
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Free meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. They also run the Mad Poets Society, which holds monthly open mic nights and other events. We meet on the first Tuesday from February through to November at 5. Formal meeting is pm. Candlelight Service: December venue to be advertised. To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Supporting Families in Mental Illness.
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Provides community support services, supported employment services, housing services, Activelinks physical activity service, peer support services and also intentional peer support training. A peer-led, Christchurch-based charitable trust working in the area of mental health and addictions. All services are free of charge and no referral is required.
An incorporated charitable trust established in by two North Canterbury-based midwives, who recognised a need in the community for a professionally guided support group for mothers struggling with the demands of parenthood. A safe and supportive environment for mothers and primary care givers suffering from PND and other associated anxiety disorders.
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Their aim is to enable people to live well in their community. To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Erin Anderson. To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Debbie Cogger or Annabel Gosset: Debbie: debbiecogger xtra. Meeting monthly and alternating between Greymouth and Hokitika for shared activities.
For details please phone Ian and Bronwyn Gray. The group meets at 6. Facilitated group enabling those affected by suicide to talk and share freely with others similarly affected by suicide and ways to manage the impact it has on their lives. For more information email warren staros. Support for anyone who has mental health and addiction issues. Community support, social housing, residential services, advocacy, day centres, recovery programmes, return to work programmes and anything else our whaiora need.
The group is based in Napier but works throughout Hawkes Bay. Contact: or. To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Karyn Williams. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA, members find peace of mind and the ability to live a meaningful and productive life. AEA meetings are open to anyone and there is no cost to attend. A well-established national bipolar and depression support network, including resources and online forums. Engage Aotearoa makes it easier for people to find the hopeful understanding, practical strategies, treatment and community connections needed to recover from a mental health issue.
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