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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 2, 2022(Free with a Referral)

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

  • Wellbeing Kete
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Creative Arts Therapy for Wellbeing
  • Managing Change & Stress
  • Positive Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Managing Depression & Anxiety
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Online 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 09 441 8989

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What is a Wellbeing and Resilience group?

Wellbeing groups provide a safe and inclusive 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, health professional or community organisations e.g. counsellor, nurse, social worker - see brochure for details.

* Participants must be 18 years old or over and either live in the WDHB catchment area (Waitakere, North Shore, Rodney) or access health services in the area. For those under 18 years old looking for support, please contact us to explore options.

If being referred by your GP, other health professional or community organisations 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 1Wellbeing Kete - Term 2

This online Zoom group will focus on reducing stress and improving 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)

  • Facilitator: Sonia Lopez
  • Date: Every Monday, 16th May to 4th Julyno session on 6/6
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 2Confidence & Self-Esteem - Term 2

Confidence is something we can all sometimes struggle with. This course will cover a variety of topics to provide you with coping strategies to help increase your confidence levels. We will look at the difference between confidence and self-esteem and why they are important. We will look at judgements we can sometimes face in life, the importance of boundaries and communication styles including assertiveness. New skills offered will help you take the next step in your life with confidence.

  • Facilitator: Maria Thorndyke
  • Date: Every Monday, 16th May to 20th Juneno session on 6/6
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (5 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $95 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 3Creative Arts Therapy for Wellbeing - Term 2

This online Creative Arts Therapy group offers a gentle and playful way of tapping into and expressing thoughts and feelings. The process of art making, including creative writing, can bring about new insights and improve self-awareness. Being creative with a group fosters a sense of connection with others. No art skills required, just a willingness to experiment and explore through the art interventions and themes offered.

  • Facilitator: Angie Richardson
  • Date: Every Tuesday, 17th May to 5th July
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 4Managing Change & Stress - Term 2

Change can happen in the workplace and in your personal life, it can challenge you, excite you and can add a bit of spice to life. However, sometimes change can be hard to deal with and causes us stress. Throughout this 4-week programme we will look at how to deal with change and acknowledge it. We will cover the fear and avoidance that can arise and look at maintaining a positive attitude. We will examine how we can take control of the situation including taking care of yourself and prepare for future changes.

  • Facilitator: Maria Thorndyke
  • Date: Every Tuesday, 17th May to 7th June
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (4 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $95 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 5Creative Arts Therapy for Wellbeing - Term 2

This online Creative Arts Therapy group offers a gentle and playful way of tapping into and expressing thoughts and feelings. The process of art making, including creative writing, can bring about new insights and improve self-awareness. Being creative with a group fosters a sense of connection with others. No art skills required, just a willingness to experiment and explore through the art interventions and themes offered.

  • Facilitator: Angie Richardson
  • Date: Every Tuesday, 17th May to 5th July
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 6Positive Wellbeing & Resilience - Term 2

This online Zoom group will encourage and promote a more positive 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. Add “Do-able Action” to your coping skills, including ways of making sure the action is manageable, under your control and suited to you!

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Date: Every Tuesday, 17th May to 28th June
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 7Wellbeing Kete - Term 2

This online Zoom group will focus on reducing stress and improving 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)

  • Facilitator: Sonia Lopez
  • Date: Every Thursday, 19th May to 30th June
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 8Managing Depression & Anxiety - Term 2

This online Zoom groups offers a safe space to manage depressive and anxious states of mind. Drawing from established 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, 26th May to 30th June
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (6 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $95 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 9Positive Wellbeing & Resilience - Term 2

This online Zoom group will encourage and promote a more positive 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. Add “Do-able Action” to your coping skills, including ways of making sure the action is manageable, under your control and suited to you!

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Date: Every Thursday, 19th May to 30th June
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety (1) - Term 2

In a time of great change young people’s stress and anxiety is increasing. This supportive group helps parents manage the challenges that parenting young people aged 11-18 can bring. Join a supportive, non-judgmental space to learn strategies and tools to help you parent young people through the challenges they face.

  • Facilitator: Tillie Lima
  • Date: Every Thursday, 5th May to 26th May
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (4 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: Free
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Stress Management for Chronic Pain - Term 2

Living with Chronic Pain can bring many challenges which can be stressful to navigate. This online Zoom group will focus on recognising the links between the brain, pain and stress... see flyer for more

  • Facilitator: Nicola Duncan
  • Date: Every Thursday, 19th May to 21st July
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (10 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $95 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)
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Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety (2) - Term 2

In a time of great change young people’s stress and anxiety is increasing. This supportive group helps parents manage the challenges that parenting young people aged 11-18 can bring. Join a supportive, non-judgmental space to learn strategies and tools to help you parent young people through the challenges they face.

  • Facilitator: Tillie Lima
  • Date: Every Thursday, 9th June to 30th June
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (4 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: Free
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Contact us (09) 441 8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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