Support groups / Wellington

Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation with 21 Alzheimers member organisations located throughout the country that provide support, information, education programmes and services appropriate to their local community.

Address: 4 -12 Cruickshank St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241
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Phone: 0800 004 001
Email: admin (at) alzheimers.org.nz

Anxiety Meet Up Group - Wellington

This group has been created for those in the Wellington area who suffer from a range of anxiety disorders, depression and other forms distress. It is a peer led support group that encourages and supports those in a friendly, easy going and non judgmental way. It is a place to share experiences, to offer advice and to comfort those who feel isolated and alone when times are difficult. It is also an opportunity to have some fun, to form friendships and to meet some new like minded and understanding people.

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Central Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS)

(Replaced the former provider Eating Disorder Services after they withdrew from operation in December 2006)

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Phone: 04 461 6528
Email: creds (at) huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Post and Antenatal Distress Support Group Wellington

Offers counselling, library, information, support meetings and seminar days.

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Phone: 04 472 3135
Email: pnd.wellington (at) gmail.com

ThroughBlue: support group for women with experience of depression

ThroughBlue is a Wellington-based support group for women with experience of depression. It has been running for more than a decade and is a registered charity. The group runs every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm and is facilitated by two counsellors. The cost is $10 waged, and $5 unwaged, per meeting

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Email: throughbluenz (at) gmail.com

Wainuiomata Grief Support Network

Support for those who are experiencing grief through suicide or other death, particularly in the weeks/months after the event when initial support has often ceased. The WGSN is a link and resource service only, and can advise of local professional support services. They do not provide grief counselling or crisis services.

Phone: 04 564 1338

WAVES - Bereaved by suicide in Wellington

This practical, supportive educational group for 6-8 people is facilitated by professional counsellors and educators and runs over 8 weeks. Attendees are able to share thoughts and feelings about what's happened, discuss the nature of suicide and gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others, including children, after a suicide. The group is open to people 17 yrs + bereaved by suicide. Registration and attendance at a pre-group meeting is essential before attending this group.

Cost: Koha/Donation

Phone: Skylight: 0800 299 100
Email: rs (at) skylight-trust.org.nz