The Whānau Centre is run by the Neighbourhood Trust and offers free services to support Mairehau and St Albans residents such as food packages, wellness workshops, a drop in centre where people can share their burdens and talk through life choices, job hunting support, English as a Second Language classes and more.
What's happening at The Whānau Centre?
Fridays, 10:00am – 12:00pm (16 October – 4 December 2020).
‘Bite-sized’ sessions covering skills to assist you to be an effective member of your whānau.
Whether you are a parent or grandparent; in a single parent, blended or traditional whānau; you can explore these topics with others, whilst having fun, building relationships, skills and confidence.
Gold coin donation. Tea and coffee supplied.
Whānau Values and Aspirations
Building on Strengths
Creating Emotional Safety
Talking about Big Feelings
Seeing through the Eyes of our Mokopuna
Parenting During Uncertainty and Change
Having Fun with your Whānau
The Best ‘You’ That You Can Be
Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (14 October – 2 December).
Sessions focused on building our strength, positivity, resilience and hope so that we can inspire and positively impact our whānau and those around us.
Bring your lunch so we can eat and get to know each other from 12:00pm, with sessions starting at 12.30pm.
Gold Coin donation. Tea and coffee supplied.
Who Am I?
Understanding myself, what is important and knowing my worth.
Filling our tanks and nurturing our emotional vulnerability.
What are my strengths and using them to understand myself.
Better Than ‘All Right’
Flourishing as well as surviving.
How Are You ‘Really’?
Trusting enough to be vulnerable. It is OK to need support.
Understanding our own grief experiences.
Where are you heading?
Focus, aim and get started.
Self-Care Made Fun
Getting rid of the guilt and nourishing ourselves.
“The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change; So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.”
Contact Dawn on 027 710 0022 or email@example.com for more information or to register.
Are you, or is someone you know, in need of some extra kai?
The Neighbourhood Trust have free Kai Boxes available for households in Mairehau, St Albans, Shirley, and some surrounding areas in Christchurch, thanks to Food Secure Communities, MSD.
These will be available to pick up from The Whānau Centre at 49 Nancy Ave, Mairehau each Tuesday.
You will receive a confirmation text message with a time to pick up within 24 hours of collection.
Kai Boxes either consist of fresh fruit and vegetables, or a variety of staple grocery items such as canned goods and cereals.