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Wellbeing & Resilience Groups

Due to the Level 3 restrictions, there have been changes to our Wellbeing Group schedules.

Wellbeing & Resilience Groups - Term 3, 2021(Free with a Referral)

Our Wellbeing & Resilience Groups are led by qualified counsellors and therapists, these safe and inclusive groups provide valuable tools and tips for improving your wellbeing, including:

  • Managing Anxiety & Depression : A Wellbeing Toolbox
  • Building Self Esteem for Positive Wellbeing
  • Managing Stress & Anxiety - A Mother's Wellbeing Toolbox
  • Art Therapy
  • The Self Esteem & Confidence Toolbox
  • See more details »

Groups are being offered at various times and days throughout the week, contact our friendly team for the latest offerings at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 021 706 393

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What is a Wellbeing Support Group?

Wellbeing groups provide a safe and inclusive therapeutic space for participants to learn tools and techniques to improve wellbeing.

Group members participate at their own pace, and there is no expectation to share information they are not comfortable with, although often participants do find it helpful to share their experiences and learnings.

All groups are confidential and are led by qualified facilitators who are committed to the process of improving wellbeing.

Comments from Past Groups Participants……

“If it wasn’t for this support it scares me to think where we would be today”

“What a revelation for me to realise that there were other people who were feeling just like me. I was not alone.”

“Joining a group is the best thing I have done."

* Many of our groups are free with a referral from a GP or health professional e.g. counsellor, nurse, social worker - see brochure for details.

* Participants must be 18 years or over and either live in the WDHB catchment area or access health services in the area.

If being referred by your GP or other health professional please register by calling 441-8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your referral is valid for one year and you may enrol for one group per term.

Orewa

Group 6Managing Anxiety & Depression - Term 3

This group offers a safe space to manage depressive and anxious states of mind. Drawing from established therapeutic approaches*, you will be introduced to healthy ways of managing internal distress, relationships and connecting with others.* CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Sensory Modulation, Mindfulness

  • Facilitator: Nicola Duncan
  • Date: Every Thursday, 12th August to 30th September
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: The Haven, Silverdale
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 7Managing Stress & Anxiety - A Mother's Wellbeing Toolbox (for mum's of children under 1 year) - Term 3

New to motherhood? This child-friendly group offers new mums a safe space to talk about the stress and challenges becoming a new parent brings. Bring your baby to a beautiful, motherhood friendly environment, connect with others and learn strategies to build self- confidence and support your own wellbeing.

  • Facilitator: Keri Woods
  • Date: Every Monday, 16th August to 13th September
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm (5 sessions)
  • Venue: The Haven, Silverdale
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Waitakere

Group 1Art Therapy - Term 3

Art Therapy is a gentle way of tapping into and expressing feelings. Where words may fail, the creative act can bring about new insights and in turn improve self-awareness and confidence. In this group you will also further your understanding of how the Art process can help you connect with yourself and others (no art experience or knowledge required).

  • Facilitator: Angie Richardson
  • Date: Every Monday, 2nd August to 20th September
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: TBC
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 2Managing Stress & Anxiety : A Wellbeing Toolbox - Term 3

Reduce stress and improve your overall wellbeing. This group will introduce you to tools and practices* which will support you to manage stress and encourage an attitude of self compassion.* Mindfulness, Mindful Self Compassion, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

North Shore

Group 3Art Therapy - Term 3

Art Therapy is a gentle way of tapping into and expressing feelings. Where words may fail, the creative act can bring about new insights and in turn improve self-awareness and confidence. In this group you will also further your understanding of how the Art process can help you connect with yourself and others (no art experience or knowledge required).

Group 4Building Self Esteem for Positive Wellbeing - Term 3

This group aims to encourage a more positive and resilient sense of self. You will explore Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Personality Types and learn strategies that will help you identify your personal values and improve self care and relationships.

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Date: Every Monday, 9th August to 27th September
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: Sunnynook Community Centre, Sunnynook
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 5Young Adults Art Therapy (Ages 18 - 25) - Term 3

Art Therapy is a gentle way of tapping into and expressing feelings. Where words may fail, the creative act can bring about new insights and in turn improve self-awareness and confidence. In this group you will also further your understanding of how the Art process can help you connect with yourself and others (no art experience or knowledge required).

Online Group

Group 8The Self Esteem & Confidence Toolbox - Term 3

This 6 week programme focuses on providing tools and techniques to help develop an understanding of self- esteem and confidence. Through the group approaches* you will learn about your personal strengths, abilities and positive qualities and gain an understanding of how judgments, assertiveness, and body language can impact on self esteem and wellbeing.* CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Visualisation, Mindfulness

  • Facilitator: Maria Thorndyke
  • Date: Every Monday, 16th August to 20th September
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (6 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 9Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing - Term 3

This online Zoom group focuses on recognising challenging thoughts, emotions and how to regain a sense of wellbeing. Learn about stress, how it affects our relationships and our emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing. Develop positive coping strategies, tools and techniques to help you manage stress and anxiety to improve your self- care and self-esteem.

  • Facilitator: Maria Thorndyke
  • Date: Every Tuesday, 17th August to 14th September
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (5 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)
Gabby Greene

Contact Gabby (09) 441 8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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