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Exclusive two hour role play workshop with the team from Mind Over Manner

This is a specialist workshop designed for parents, family, tutors and significant others who are in close association with those teenagers who think and learn differently.

There is a significant increase in the number of teens who suffer anxiety, who struggle to participate in large groups or to feel like they ‘belong’. This workshop will focus on cognitive and sensory processing differences and those who have high functioning aspergers (ASD). Using a skilled facilitator, hypothetical or real life scenarios are played out by experienced actors and then improved… shaped… altered using the input and suggestions from the audience. This will be an extremely valuable, entertaining and eye opening experience.

WHEN:  Tues April 21st  7.00 – 9.00 pm
WHERE: Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna
HOW MUCH: $30 per head or part thereof (koha)
RSVP: to Sue Haldane ph 027 665 8084 (txt)
or sue@mindovermanner.co.nz

For more information please visit the website:

with thanks to
The Fledgling Trust
The Auckland Council

Five Good Ideas Seminar from NSCSS: Transforming Meetings 3 Sep 2013

For many of us, meetings make up a large part of our working week and are key vehicles for organisational decision-making, creating culture and hopefully getting things done!  Yet often we can find ourselves in meetings where the purpose for meeting seems unclear, where we may not feel heard, and where important goals aren’t achieved.  Achieving authentic engagement and great decision-making in meetings involves a deliberate design process that places what’s most important to both people and our organisations front and centre…

This introductory session will focus on:

  • The different types of meeting structures – How to choose a structure that matches what you are trying to achieve.
  • How to design a board, management or ‘everyday’ meeting agenda that helps you focus and act on your most strategic and important issues.
  • The competencies that enable authentic engagement by meeting participants.
  • Common challenges in meetings.
  • Different options for decision-making and making outcomes visible.

Date:     Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Time:    12– 2pm (lunch provided at 12pm)

Venue:   Channel View Lounge, Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbon’s Rd, Takapuna.

Cost:      Only $20 (early payment required to secure registration)

Presenter: Morna Haist www.mornahaist.net

Register HERE 

NOTE: This workshop is then followed by a more in-depth one day workshop on October 2nd.  It is preferrable that people attend part one before the one-day workshop.  

For more information ring Ruth Greenaway, Training Co-ordaintor: 09 486-4820 or email: info@nscss.org.nz

Generation Next Seminar for People working with Young People 5 July 2013

Generation Next invites you to participate in the Mental Health and Wellbeing for Young People Seminar, Auckland 2013 !

Generation Next has been running successful seminars all around Australia and this year they are bringing them to Auckland. This seminar is recommended for teachers, counsellors, psychologists, nurses, parents, social and youth workers, and anyone else who might have an interest in the wellbeing of young people.


Friday, 5th July, 2013; 9am-5pm @ Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar is run by Generation Next, a Social Enterprise concerned with issues being faced by our young people today. The aim of the seminar is to provide knowledge and practical skills to those who can work with them to help maintain their emotional, social, mental, and physical wellbeing. This seminar is essential for teachers, parents, social and youth workers, counsellors, and anyone else who might have an impact on the wellbeing of young people. For enquiries please email info@generationnext.co.nz or see our website www.generationnext.co.nz for more details.

Please note that Generation Next are currently running the Super Early Bird Special which gives a discounted rate of $150/head until 31st May, 2013. All prices stated are in NZD. Bookings of 7+, contact Generation Next for registration.

If you require an invoice, or have any other questions regarding this seminar, please email info@generationnext.co.nz


  • Friday, 5th July, 2013
  • 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach (Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade)


  • 8 Professional Development Hours

NEW Topics this year include major and current issues by New Zealand and Australia’s leading experts:


  • Three Things that Anyone Who Works With Young People Needs to Know, Nigel Latta, Clinical Psychologist, Goldfish Wisdom
  • Getting Our Kids from I can’t to I can, Diane Levy, Family Therapist and Author
  • Meditation in Schools – Teaching Kids (and You) A Life Skill in 10 Minutes, Chris Marshall, Teacher, Year 12 Dean, Henderson High School.
  • The Corporate Takeover of Childhood, Maggie Hamilton, Author, Researcher and Social Commentator
  • Caring for Kids in an Online World, Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert
  • Violent Video Games and Their Impact on Behaviour, Dr Wayne Warburton, Lecture in Developmental Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Child Beauty Pageants, Collett Smart, Psychologist and Teacher, Collective Shout and Family Smart
  • Drumming and Percussion for Wellbeing, Tim Orgias and InRhythm
  • Protecting Children Against Online Predators, Det Sgt Stuart Butler, Taskforce Argos, QLD Police

Please see the Generation Next website for more information.


(Earlybird offer is not valid if you have already registered)

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 

Casper Suicide Prevention Training in Takapuna 6-7 April 2013

Day 1 – Learn about the causes of suicide, the latest evidence on how it can be prevented and what you can do to keep yourself and those you love safe.

Day 2 – Train to become a CASPER volunteer.

Register for Day 1 only or for both days by emailing Carolyn@casper.org.nz

Details of the programme will be provided by return email.

There is no cost to attend this event.

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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Seeking Youth Input