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Family / Whanau Support Group in Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Do you have a family member, or a close friend who is struggling with mental health issues? Would you like to meet others who are in a similar situation to yourself? Would you like education and skills related to mental health issues?

To be held on the first Saturday of each month from February 2014:

  • Time:    10am – 12pm
  • Where:   Equip Windsor Park Centre 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

If you are interested in attending or have queries please contact:
Marina Young at Equip (09) 477 0338
Or email: marina.young@equip.net.nz

Job Vacancy: Health and Disability Advocacy service

Job Vacancy

Looking for variety and a challenge in your career?  The Health and Disability Advocacy service is looking for a person with a strong focus on people’s rights, and a passion and empathy for working with people.  This position will be based in Mairangi Bay covering the North Shore area and will be 40 hours per week.

Advocates have daily contact with members of the public and health and disability service providers. Advocates assist consumers to resolve complaints about the quality of care provided and provide education on the Code of Health and Disability Consumers’ Rights.

There is training and development, including support while you undertake the NZQA Advocacy Certification. Position descriptions and salary information are available on request via the email address below.

Please send your CV with the names of three referees (one must be your current manager) and a cover letter to adnet@xtra.co.nz
Before 12 noon on Friday 14 February 2014.

Inviting families/Whanau from Waitakere, North Shore & Rodney

Inviting families/Whanau from Waitakere, North Shore & Rodney

A free service for families/whanau who are supporting the recovery of a loved one from mental health issues.  Join others who face similar challenges; to learn and to share experiences, to exchange information & resources; and to learn different strategies in dealing with the needs of our loved one and ourselves.

WHAT TOPIC: Guest speaker Murray Walker SW from WDHB Community Team 2 will talk about Respite & Care Support—How can families/whanau get time out , who qualifies and who pays for it?

WHY: Families/whanau often get burnt out needing a break from their loved one. Tonight is an opportunity to find out about how Respite & Care support may relate to you.

Tea/coffee/milo supplied

WHEN: 11 February 2014, 6.45- 9.00 pm

WHERE: Lion Foundation House, 3 William Laurie Pl Albany

RSVP: Merle & Margot Ph.: 09 414 2423

Email: merle@sfauckland.org.nz  or margot@sfauckland.org.nz

North Shore Whanau Support Group 14 May 2013


  • To be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 5 The Strand, Takapuna (between Takapuna Library and the C.A.B)
  • Time: 6.45pm-9.00pm

The next support group is on 14 May 2013

  • 6.45pm mix and mingle/hot drink
  • 7pm: Guest speaker – Denise Gledhill from Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service
  • Denise’s presentation will cover:
    • The   Consumer Code of Rights from a Consumer &Family perspective
    • Advance Directives
    • PPPR Act especially regarding EPOA:  “how do I go about it & what will it cost me?”
    • Living Wills – Who will look after my child when I’m gone?
    • Health Passports
  • 8pm:  Reflection/questions/answers
  • 8.15pm supper
  • 8.30pm General discussion
  • 9pm End.

For further info please contact Annais or Merle at 09 4142423

Guest speaker coming up in June: Psychiatrist

Topics:  Pharmaceutical medication: use, side effects, reducing meds safely, meds use in relation to cannabis and alcohol use.

New Monthly Supporting Families Group on North Shore


To be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 5 The Strand, Takapuna

Time: 6.45pm-9.00pm

The last support group was on 9 April 2013 and the next is on 14 May 2013.

 Usual Agenda

  • 6.45pm mix and mingle/hot drink
  • 7pm Introduction/setting ground-rules  
  • 7.30pm Presentation
  • 8pm Reflection/questions/answers
  • 8.15pm supper
  • 8.30pm General discussion
  • 9pm End.

For further info please contact Annais or Merle at 09 4142423
Email Annais Allen annais@sfauckland.org.nz 

Shared Vision Employment Summit 2012: Waitakere 22 Aug & North Shore 29 Aug

Youthtown Year 7-8 After School Programme Starts 16 July 2012

Youthtown is launching a new Year 7-8 after school workshop programme, piloting at Youthtown North Shore and Upper Hutt beginning on the 16th July.

Family Works North Shore Offer Safe Space for Youth affected by Violence or Abuse

Counselling Service for Children and Young People

FamilyWorks North Shore has a qualified and trained team who are able to offer a safe space for children and young people who have been affected by abuse, including those who have witnessed family violence. The team can travel across the North Shore and are available from Monday to Friday. Please call Tania on 4482633 for further details or to request a brochure.

North Shore Peer Support Work Opportunity

Mental Health Peer Support Worker

Based on the North Shore & Rodney, Auckland

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of mental ill health and recovery? If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

Connect: Supporting Recovery is an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation that sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services.  The successful candidates will be based within the Reach Out service on the North Shore where we deliver Peer Support to people living on the North Shore and in Rodney.

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience and a sense of humour.  It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of recovery from mental ill health to make a difference in the lives of others.  As role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

The role of Peer Support Worker will require of you to build a relationship with others based on a common and shared experience of mental distress.   The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

They are looking for someone who:

  • Has strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures including working with youth and Maori.
  • Is mature, patient and respectful.
  • Has experienced mental distress and recovery themselves and can be a role model to others.
  • Has good communication and active listening skills
  • Hangs in there when the going gets tough – is resilient and assertive.
  • Is a critical and reflective thinker with strong self awareness
  • Is able to work independently and as part of a supportive team.
  • Can multitask and is flexible
  • Have a full driver’s license and access to their own vehicle.
  • Has computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing).

If you are interested in the above position, please send your expression of interest and CV to the following address:

The Administrator

PO Box 102149

North Shore Mail Centre 0745

Or via email to: admin@connectsr.org.nz

Applications close at 11am on Friday 2 December 2011. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Shared Vision Quarterly Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to come and join Shared Vision for an entertaining and informative session exploring opportunities for young people to assist them to gain employment and improved mental well being.
Date: Tuesday 27 September 2011
Time: 11.45am – 1.30pm, lunch included
Venue: AMI, Netball North Harbour
Function Room, upstairs
44 Northcote Road, Northcote

What’s On: 

* 11.45am – Lunch
* 12.15pm – Introduction, Sue Beresford
* Panel of speakers
– Young Person
– Youthline
– Glenfield College Career Advisor
– and more…..
* Questions & Answers

Please RSVP to christine@raeburnhouse.org.nz or
phone 486 8939, for catering purposes