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Due to the Level 3 restrictions, there have been changes to our Wellbeing Group schedules.

Wellbeing & Resilience Groups

Our Wellbeing & Resilience Groups are led by qualified counsellors and therapists. These safe and inclusive online groups provide valuable tools and tips for improving your wellbeing, including:

  • Mindfulness & Self Compassion
  • Creative Arts Therapy for Wellbeing
  • Resilience & Managing Emotions
  • Managing Depression & Anxiety
  • Self Care Today
  • Managing Stress/Anxiety & Change
  • Parenting Tweens & Teens through Stress & Anxiety
  • Wellbeing Kete for Young Adults (18-24)
  • See more details »

Online groups are being offered at various times and days throughout the week, contact our friendly team for the latest offerings at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 09 441 8989

2022 Term4 Brochure website version Page 1Click to view brochure

What is a Wellbeing and Resilience group?

Wellbeing groups provide a safe and inclusive space for participants to learn tools and techniques to improve wellbeing.

Group members participate at their own pace, and there is no expectation to share information they are not comfortable with, although often participants do find it helpful to share their experiences and learnings.

All groups are confidential and are led by qualified facilitators who are committed to the process of improving wellbeing.

Comments from Past Groups Participants……

“If it wasn’t for this support it scares me to think where we would be today”

“What a revelation for me to realise that there were other people who were feeling just like me. I was not alone.”

“Joining a group is the best thing I have done."

* Many of our groups are free with a referral from a GP, health professional or community organisations e.g. counsellor, nurse, social worker - see brochure for details.

* Participants must be 18 years old or over and either live in the WDHB catchment area (Waitakere, North Shore, Rodney) or access health services in the area. For those under 18 years old looking for support, please contact us to explore options.

If being referred by your GP, other health professional or community organisations please register by calling 441-8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* Your referral is valid for one year and you may enrol for one group per term.

In-Person Groups & Online Groups

 

Online Group PARENTING TWEENS & TEENS THROUGH STRESS & ANXIETY 

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In a time of great change, young people’s stress and anxiety is increasing. This supportive group helps parents manage the challenges that parenting young people aged 11-18 can bring.Join a supportive, non-judgmental space to learn strategies and tools to help you parent young people through the challenges they face.

DATE                 Every Thursday 27/10 to 17/11

TIME                  7:00pm – 8:30pm (4 Sessions)

VENUE              Online (Zoom)FACILITATOR    

Tillie Lima BCouns, DipBus, DipCouns NZAC (Prov) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Online Group MANAGING STRESS, ANXIETY & CHANGE 

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 This group will focus on understanding how to manage stress, anxiety and change in your life. It will  provide you with tools, techniques, and coping mechanisms for you to utilise when difficult situations occur. We are aware that when change happens this can sometimes create anxiety. We will look at the body’s warning signs and how to prepare for when life situations happen. This will allow you to manage your stress and anxiety effectively.

DATE                    Every Tuesday 25/10 to 15/11

TIME                     6:00pm – 7:30pm (4 Sessions)

VENUE                 Online (Zoom)

FACILITATOR      Maria Thorndyke Dip PC Couns, Dip Sach Psych, Dip Clinical Sup, reg ICP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Group GOAL SETTING & CONFIDENCE FOR YOUNG ADULTS (18-24)

This online Zoom group will teach participants popular self-care techniques to better manage the pressures of today. Topics will include understanding stress, burnout and setting boundaries; and an introduction to mindfulness and meditation to quieten and focus the mind. You will also learn about resilience, what it is and how to strengthen it, and the value of deep rest and relaxation

DATE                     Every Wednesday 26/10 to 16/11

TIME                      6:00pm – 7:30pm (4 Sessions)

VENUE                  Online (Zoom)

FACILITATOR        Lisa Mitchell BSocSc (Hons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In- Person Group  MINDFULNESS & SELF COMPASSION

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This group focuses on enabling you to learn about how to create your personal Kete of wellbeing tools.  An attitude of self-compassion will be encouraged by introducing ideas, strategies, and practices* for you to use in your life. We offer you a safe space for you to talk and discuss ideas, techniques, and approaches to create positive wellbeing.

DATE                      Every Tuesday 25/10 to 6/12

TIME                       9:30am - 11:30am (7 Sessions)

VENUE                    Hearts & Minds Community Hub 65 Pearn Crescent, Northcote 0627

FACILITATOR         Sonia Lopez BECE, Post Grad Dip Counselling, MNZAC

* Mindfulness, Mindful Self Compassion, ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person Groups Creative Arts Therapy for Wellbeing 

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This Creative Arts Therapy group offers a gentle and playful way of tapping into and expressing thoughts and feelings. The process of art making, including creative writing, can bring about new insights and improve self-awareness. Being creative with a group fosters a sense of connection with others. No art skills required, just a willingness to experiment and explore through the art interventions and themes offered.                                                                                                                                                             

DATE                     Every Tuesday 18/10 to 6/12

TIME                      12:30pm - 2:30pm (8 sessions)

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DATE                     Every Tuesday 18/10 to 6/12

TIME                      6:00pm - 8:00pm (8 sessions)

VENUE                  Hearts & Minds Community Hub 65 Pearn Crescent, Northcote 0627

FACILITATOR         Angie Richardson BEd, MAAT (Clinical) ANZACATA, NZTC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person Groups Managing Depression & Anxiety

This group offers a safe space to manage depressive and anxious states of mind. Drawing from established therapeutic approaches*, you will be introduced to healthy ways of managing internal distress, relationships and connecting with others.

DATE                       Every Wednesday 26/10 to 7/12

TIME                        12:30pm – 2:30pm (7 Sessions)

VENUE                    Sunnynook Community Centre 148 Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook 0620                        

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DATE                       Every Thursday 27/10 to 8/12

TIME                        10:30am – 12:30pm (7 Sessions)

VENUE                    Manutewhau Community Hub, 74B Oreil Avenue, West Harbour 0618 

 FACILITATOR         Nicola Duncan BA Hons, Post Grad Dip CBT, MNZAC

                                 * CBT, Sensory Modulation, Mindfulness

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person Group & Online Group Resilience & Managing Emotions 

This group will encourage and promote a more positive sense of self. You will explore Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Personality Types and learn strategies that will help you cope with difficult feelings, identify your personal values and improve self-care and relationships. Add “Doable Action” to your coping skills, including ways of making sure the action is manageable, under your control and suited to you!                                                                                                                                                  

DATE                       Every Tuesday 25/10 to 6/12

TIME                        12:30pm – 2:30pm (7 Sessions)

VENUE                    Sunnynook Community Centre 148 Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook 0620

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DATE                       Every Wednesday 26/10 to 7/12

TIME                        7:00pm – 8:30pm (7 Sessions)

VENUE                    Online (zoom)

FACILITATOR        Karen Venter  MA Clinical Psych, MsocSci Psych, HED

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person Groups A SHORT COURSE IN MINDFULNESS & SELF COMPASSION

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This is a short course for anyone who is interested in understanding some tools and techniques of mindfulness. If you have previously attended a Mindfulness group through Hearts & Minds, or elsewhere, or are simply interested in learning more about Mindfulness, then this group is perfect for you. The group will cover ideas, strategies and practices* of Mindfulness and Wellbeing.  An attitude of self-compassion will be encouraged. Opportunities will be provided to refresh and clarify exisiting skills and knowledges around practices of Mindfulness.                                                                                                                      

 DATE                     Every Monday 07/11 to 5/12 (*this course will not run on 28/11)                                  

TIME                      6.30pm-8.30pm (4 Sessions)

VENUE                  Hearts & Minds Community Hub, 65 Pearn Crescent, Northcote 0627

FACILITATOR       Sonia Lopez BECE, Post Grad Dip Counselling, MNZAC 

                                 * Mindfulness, Mindful Self Compassion, ACT

 

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