Links and resources

For young people

Parenting

The Family Court

The Family Court aims, wherever possible, to help people sort out their relationship problems by way of counselling, conciliation and mediation. They can help with…
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Family Services Directory

The Family Services Directory lists organisations by geographic area that can provide support to parents and families. The services cover parenting, addiction, education, health, mental…
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Miscarriage Support

Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc. is a group of women volunteers who have all experienced the loss of their our own babies and would like to…
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Toolbox Parenting Courses

These are fantastic short courses held near you. Engaging, fun, informative and creating a community of support and ideas around the challenges and demands of…
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The Parenting Place

A New Zealand organisation founded by Ian Grant (of TV “The Herd” fame). Lots of ideas, books, workshops and on-line videos to encourage, inspire and…
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Compassionate Communication (NVC)

Feelings List

A one-page printable list of feelings from the work of Marshall Rosenberg (Founder of NVC). Use this to help reflect on what’s going on for…
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Needs List

An easily printable list of base needs from the work of Marshall Rosenberg (founder of NVC). Use this list to reflect on what you are…
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Meditating Giraffe

Auckland-based NVC trainers Wayne and Deb offer a range of Introductory workshops and more advanced training opportunities. They also host regular “study groups” in their…
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Wise Heart

LaShelle Lowe-Chard lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. As a long-time NVC practitioner, trainer and mindfulness-based counsellor her website offers great descriptions of NVC and how…
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Men’s Work

Man Alive

A male positive agency offering stopping violence programmes for men and boys, counselling, support, advocacy and personal growth. This is a good place for violence…
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Essentially Men

For over 20 years Essentially Men has been providing high quality, effective personal development workshops for NZ men. Created and founded by Rex McCann EM…
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Narrative Counselling

Narrative Approaches

A rich resource of ideas, links, and information about narrative approaches. It’s also a repository of many of the foundational texts, books and academic writings…
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Dulwich Center

The Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia is in many ways the epicentre of Narrative Therapy practice. On this site can be found lots of articles,…
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Other Agencies & Help Directory

GRIEF AND LOSS

Skylight is a not for profit organisation providing specialised support for New Zealand children, young people, adults and their families/whanau who are facing change, loss,…
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GENERAL HEALTH

Health Navigator NZ is an online front door to health information and self help resources for families, whanau and caregivers….. HEALTH LINE PHONE 0800 611…
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GAMBLING

New Zealand Gambling Helpline is a national freephone support service for people with gambling problems. Their web site also has useful self help resources. THE…
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Communication

ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS

Paraphrasing – Whenever your partner says something important to you, you then state in your own words what you think your partner has just said…
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BLOCKS TO LISTENING

Mind reading – You are mind reading when you disregard or distrust what the other person is actually saying and instead try to figure out…
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Gender Identity