This year we have a wonderful new counsellor, Deborah Dallas joining us.  If you would like to make an appointment to see Deborah please email her at or text on 022 640 3245

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 16 May 2024  

We are looking forward to having Denise Greene, Addictions Psychiatrist at Lakes DHB.  Denise is a wonderful speaker, with an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in the addictions space.  This will be a very informative meeting and is available for all around the motu.

Register in advance for this meeting.


11a, Saturday 04 May 2024 

Pickles Cafe, 1 Antares Place 

This month we have a guest speaker who will share their experience of the rehab process at Wings and Higher Ground.  A brilliant opportunity to hear about it and ask questions from someone who has been through it personally.  


7pm, Tuesday 07 May 2024 

AOD Community Trust, 28 Manning St 

You will be welcomed into this safe space by our experienced facilitators who can help empower families and whanau affected by the harsh realities of having a loved one in addiction. Discussion and sharing in this supportive group.   


7pm, Wednesday 8 May 2024

Christchurch Central Services, Level 1, 55 Ferry Road

We are excited to have Debbie Savin from The Salvation Army speaking. Debbie has worked as a Consumer Advisor, a Gambling Caseworker, and is now the Family/Whānau worker.  She is also 13 years into her recovery.



7pm, Wednesday 9 May 2024

Rotorua Libary, Haupapa Street Entrance

We are lucky to have Teri and Uru from Mana Enhancing STOP speak at our meeting.  They both have their own powerful stories, and they will speak about the services Mana Enhancing STOP provides, the important mahi they do there and the fundraising ride they are doing with proceeds going to Brave Hearts.


7pm, Monday 13 May 2024

Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Road

This month we have Sue Hancock, the Clinic Director at Hanmer Clinic talking about the incredible mahi they do.  Hanmer have highly experienced and qualified drug and alcohol counsellors in a warm and welcoming environment. In addition, the programme refers to medical and other clinicians as required. 


7pm, Wednesday 29 May 2024

1/52 Girven Road, Mount Maunganui

Our Mount Maunganui support meeting provides a safe space to get support, education and tools to preserve your own wellbeing. Come along and connect with others who are paddling in the same waka.


6pm, Wednesday 29 May 2024

CADS, 7 Ronwood Ave

We are excited to have Edith Moore and Zoë Collins from Ember / Drive speaking about the incredible mahi they do and the wonderful range of programmes they offer.  We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask questions and learn from people with a vast amount of both lived and workplace experience.

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.