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The benefit of attending group meetings has been shown to empower the family which in turn can create a shift in the addicted family member so please try to get along to one of these September support meetings or join one online.


7pm, Thursday 05 October 2023     

Online Event for Everyone

A very important discussion with Matt Doocey, National's spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, who will outline what the party thoughts are moving forward.  We are inviting members to forward any questions for Matt in advance to

 Register in advance for this meeting.


7pm, Tuesday 3 October 2023

AOD Community Trust, 28 Manning Street 

Neville Gibbons, Salvation Army Bridge will speak at this meeting. A safe space to share your story, support others going through the same thing, or just sit and listen.  


11am, Saturday 7 October 2023 

Pickles Cafe, 1 Antares Place

A wonderful group, facilitated by Amanda and Maggie, who have their own lived experience and plenty of understanding of families coping with a loved one in addiction.  A safe and welcoming group to share, support or simply sit and listen.  Everyone is welcome.



7pm, Monday 11 September 2023
Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Road

Glenn, Sharron and Aaron from Ngai Te Rangi Mental Health and Addiction Service will come along to speak about their programmes and the important mahi they do in the community.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to speak with exceptional people with many years of experience in addiction, particularly supporting whānau. Not to be missed. 



7pm, Thursday 14 September 2023

Rotorua Library, 1127 Haupapa Street

We are so excited to have Daralee Veatupu share her story.  Daralee is a recovering addict, having used drugs and alcohol since she was a teenager.  Now coming up to 3 years clean and a solo mother of 4 children, Daralee has been co-facilitating the Relapse Prevention Program at Manaaki Ora. A story of hope and inspiration.


7pm, Wednesday 13 September 2023

Christchurch Central Services, Level 1, 55 Ferry Road

This is a wonderful, supportive group with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions in your community.  Speaker to be confirmed.


7pm, Monday 25 September 2023 

Friendship House, 20 Putney Way

Our speakers this month are Briana and Shaun from Odyssey House.  Odyssey supports people whose lives are affected by drugs, alcohol and other addiction challenges through effective, evidence-based services. Come along and hear about the amazing mahi they do and ask any questions.  There will be time to share and support.


7pm, Wednesday 27 September 2023 

1/52 Girven Road, Mount Maunganui

Come along and join this wonderful, supportive group - paddling in the same waka. Ros and Shelley, our lovely, experienced facilitators will make you feel safe and welcome. 


Cancelled until further notice.


If you can’t attend a support meeting, toolkit sessions can be done by phone or Zoom online. 

We will talk you through a plan that best supports your whānau situation.  Please get in contact to book a time or just to have a chat with someone who knows what it’s like.