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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 1, 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:

  • Positive Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing
  • Art Therapy
  • Managing Stress & Anxiety : A Wellbeing Toolbox
  • Managing Anxiety & Depression
  • See more details »

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 1Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing - Term 1

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, 8th February to 22nd March
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 2Art Therapy - Term 1

This online Zoom Art Therapy group 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 Tuesday, 8th February to 29th March
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 3Art Therapy - Term 1

This online Zoom Art Therapy group 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 Tuesday, 8th February to 29th March
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (8 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $105 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 4Positive Wellbeing & Resilience - Term 1

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.

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Date: Every Wednesday, 9th February to 23rd March
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 5Managing Stress & Anxiety : A Wellbeing Toolbox - Term 1

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, 10th February to 24th March
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 6Managing Anxiety & Depression - Term 1

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, 10th February to 24th March
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 7Positive Wellbeing & Resilience - Term 1

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.

  • Facilitator: Karen Venter
  • Date: Every Monday, 14th February to 28th March
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 8Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing - Term 1

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 Monday, 14th February to 28th March
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

Group 9Managing Stress & Anxiety : A Wellbeing Toolbox - Term 1

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, 14th February to 28th March
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (7 sessions)
  • Venue: Online-based (via Zoom)
  • Cost: $100 (FREE with referral from GP or Health Professional)

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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