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Wellbeing Groups

Online Groups - Term 2, 2020(Free with a Referral)

Wellbeing & Resilience groups are now being offered online. Led by qualified counsellors and therapists, these safe and inclusive groups provide valuable tools and tips for improving your wellbeing, including:

  • Managing Anxiety in Times of Stress
  • Building Self Esteem During Challenging Times
  • Mindfulness and Stress Management
  • Managing Emotions During Challenging Times
  • Living Well Group (In Mandarin) 健康生活小组
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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

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.

Online Groups

Group 8Living Well Group (In Mandarin) 健康生活小组 - Term 2

  • Facilitator: Rebecca Zhang, Asian Family Services
  • Starts: Monday 25th May 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Runs: Mondays and Wednesdays 25th May 10:30 am – 11:30 am to Monday 15th June (note no group Monday 1st June – Queen’s Birthday)
Flyer(中文) Flyer(EN)

Group 7Managing Emotions During Times of Uncertainty - Term 2

This group focuses on understanding distressing thoughts and emotions and how to regain a sense of wellbeing. Drawing from recognised approaches such as ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness, you will be presented with strategies to bring a greater sense of balance to your life during these uncertain times.

  • Facilitator: Fabricia Foster
  • Starts: Monday 25th May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Runs: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm from Monday 25th May to Monday 15th June (note no group Monday 1st June – Queen’s Birthday)

Group 6Mindfulness and Stress Management - Term 2

Mindfulness is a proven way of reducing stress and improving wellbeing. In this group you will be introduced to both Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) tools. These tools will support you to accept what is out of your personal control, such as the pandemic we are facing at present, and commit to actions that will improve your life.

  • Facilitator: Sonia Lopez
  • Starts: Friday 22nd May, 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Runs: Fridays and Mondays 1 pm - 2 pm from Friday 22 May to Friday 12th June (note no group Monday 1st June - Queen’s Birthday)

Group 5Building Self-Esteem During Challenging Times - Term 2

This group focuses on encouraging a more positive and resilient sense of self. You will be introduced to approaches such as Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Personality Types and learn strategies that will help you identify your personal values and strengths. Identifying your strengths will help empower you to better care for yourself and connect with others.

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Starts: Tuesday 12th May 2020, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Runs: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday 12th May through to Thursday 28th May

Group 4Managing Anxiety In Times of Stress - Term 2

This group will draw on approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). You will be presented with healthy ways of managing internal distress (including managing worry and isolation), relationship conflict and connecting with others during times of stress.

  • Facilitator: Nicola Duncan
  • Starts: Thursday 7th May 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Runs: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Thursday 7th May through to Tuesday 26th May

Group 3Mindfulness and Stress Management - Term 2

Mindfulness is a proven way of reducing stress and improving wellbeing. In this group you will be introduced to both Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) tools. These tools will support you to accept what is out of your personal control, such as the pandemic we are facing at present, and commit to actions that will improve your life.

  • Facilitator: Sonia Lopez
  • Starts: Friday 1st May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Runs: Fridays and Mondays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 1st May through to Monday 18th May

Group 2Building Self-Esteem During Challenging Times - Term 2

This group focuses on encouraging a more positive and resilient sense of self. You will be introduced to approaches such as Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Personality Types and learn strategies that will help you identify your personal values and strengths. Identifying your strengths will help empower you to better care for yourself and connect with others.

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Starts: Tuesday 21st April 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Runs: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday 21ar April through to Thursday 7th May

Group 1Managing Anxiety In Times of Stress - Term 2

This group will draw on approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). You will be presented with healthy ways of managing internal distress (including managing worry and isolation), relationship conflict and connecting with others during times of stress.

  • Facilitator: Nicola Duncan
  • Starts: Tuesday 21st April 2020, 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Runs: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm Tuesday 21ar April through to Thursday 7th May

 

For New Comers

Global Food & Friends - Term 2Temporarily on hold due to Covid19 restrictions

  • Date: Wednesdays (fortnightly)
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Venue: Hearts & Minds Hub, Northcote
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  • Learn more about Kiwi Culture, meet new friends and try food from around the World. To learn more, please contact us on 09 441 8989 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Karen Barnett

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