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.View website
(Replaced the former provider Eating Disorder Services after they withdrew from operation in December 2006)View website
Dementia Wellington (formerly Alzheimers Wellington) is the only charity in Wellington providing dementia-specific services to local families.
Through tailored advice, support, information and education, the team at Dementia Wellington offer free services to anyone diagnosed with dementia and their families, at every stage of the disease. We work across Kapiti, the Hutt, and Wellington.
Please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/dementiawellington
Peer support, advocacy and information for people who live and work in the Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa who self-identify as having experience of mental distress, illness and/or addiction.View website
An independent unfunded group of Wellington consumer activists seeking better services.View website
Offers counselling, library, information, support meetings and seminar days.
A peer support and creativity hub for people who would like to attend workshops to improve their mental health and wellbeing. We are open Monday–Thursday from 9.30am–1pm.Address: 1 Weka Road, Raumati Beach, 5032
ThroughBlue is a structured, ongoing peer support group with facilitators (group size up to 16), which offers quick help at a low cost, to which members can self-refer. Meetings are held in Wellington twice a week, one on Mondays at 7.30pm and the other on Fridays at 12.30pm. The service is open to all Greater Wellington women with experience of depression.
Cost to attend meetings: $10 waged, $5 unwaged.
To join ThroughBlue, please visit: http://www.throughblue.org.nz/p/contact-us.html
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
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.
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Skylight.