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Term 3 What's On

Kia ora Term 3 starts next week and we have a full schedule planned here at the Centre. We've continued the #Nurture theme with our programme providing opportunities to nurture your general wellbeing, your skills and knowledge and your personal development. The best place to see what's coming up at the Centre is on our "What's On" page on our website. This term's brochure is also available to download here. Winter Warmer Campaign Thanks to everyone who contributed to our annual Winter Warmer campaign. We were able to distribute our warmer packs to 33 adults and 97 children. It was lovely to hear how the packs helped take the pressure off and loved seeing the excitement from some of the children as they picked their favourite pair of pjs. Many many thanks for all your help. Women's Wellbeing and Connection Our Women's Wellbeing and Connection events have been happening in the Community and the Centre and it's been great seeing a wide range of women attend. Philippa Potaka and Ann Williamson co-ordinate the ConnectME community events, where local professionals volunteer their time to share their skills and talent. You'll find some exciting August events are scheduled including Recipe and Reels, Women's Health Pelvic Floor and Give Squash a Go. Elaine Donaldson co-ordinates our in house Sharing Sessions with our SuperGran volunteers and we've enjoyed some fun 'Cook and Chat' events with more planned this term. They have an open morning planned for 9 August, there will be prizes and some yummy food and company - so lock that into your diary. Thriving through Arts As always these events are very popular so we've scheduled more in for the coming term. We enjoy seeing everyone's creations and to hear how much they enjoyed the day! Check our What's On page for upcoming events, including Clay with Emma, Harakeke with Britta and Upsculpture with Shelly and Desiree. Self Care We have a number of self-care options in our regular programme including Holistic Pulsing Massage, Naturopath and Herbalist and Women's Song Circles - all of which you can find on our What's on page. We are also hosting a Gut Health workshop with Yvonne Gitt from Health Heroes NZ on Saturday 26th August. Pop in to see us The Centre is open 9:30-2:30 daily - so don't hesitate to drop in if you need some support, company, advice, motivation or just to come and say hi. We also have our Whanau Pantry which has some grocery, baby items and personal hygiene goods to help fill in when the budget is tight. Read on to find out what's been happening and what's coming up at the Centre. Hope to see you soon. Ngā mihi Jo and the team


WOW (Women of Worth)- Move Up Programme "Women knowing their worth and living their best lives" Our next WOW programme starts Thursday 20th July and will be run from the Betty Paxton room at the Mahurangi East Community Centre in Snells Beach. If you'd like to re-connect with your strengths, confidence and motivation join us. Jo and Bridget are your facilitators. $30 Course Fee. Register your interest via the button below. Register Here


Intro to Art Therapy with Heidi Back by popular demand - Intro to Art Therapy starts Monday 24 July - 28 August. It's an experiential course offering a taster of Art Therapy techniques for your own process. You don't need any art experience to attend. $30 Course Fee Register here


Young Mums Support Group with Sarah Every Thursday 10:00-12:00 Free Our young mums group meets weekly with a focus on friendship and nurturing activities to help mums feel connected and uplifted during their journey as parents. Together we explore and share positive parenting and life management strategies in a warm friendly, non-judgemental environment. Morning tea, lunch and some childminding is provided.  Register here


ConnectME Women's Connection and Wellbeing Series In the Community with Philippa and Ann Philippa and Ann have events planned in the wider community designed to educate, stimulate and create connections. We hope you will come along to one - they're free to attend 3 August - Recipe and Reels - Megan @thecafebaker 8 August - Women's Health Pelvic Floor Jess Collective Care 15 August - Give Squash a Go - Kaye Keen to learn more


Sharing Sessions - Cook and Chat with SuperGrans Building Women's Connection and Wellbeing Cook and Chat runs every 2nd Wednesday 10-12 at the Centre, is free to attend and is hosted by one of our SuperGrans Mentors. Great conversations are held round a table while meeting new people and creating tasty food. 26 July - Cook and Chat 9 Aug - Women's Centre Open Morning 23 Aug - Cook and Chat - Family Meal 6 Sept - Cook and Chat - household hints and tips 20 Sept - Working Bee - Centre Garden I'm keen!


SuperGrans Mentors Meet Up Tuesday 1:30pm 25 Jul, 15 & 19 Aug, 12 Sept SuperGrans aims to empower women to gain knowledge and skills to improve their daily living personally and within their family and whanau. Mentors are women of all ages who walk alongside and mentor other women, supporting them to develop a range of different skills including cooking healthy meals on a budget, sewing, crafts, gardening, growing food, CV writing, applying for jobs, budgeting, sewing and more. Our volunteer mentors meet fortnightly and it's a chance for them to get together, support each other, plan what they'd like to run and review the sessions recently held. Elaine is our SuperGrans co-ordinator and she is happy to chat with anyone interested in becoming a mentor. We are so grateful to our volunteer mentors making themselves available - we couldn't do it without you! I'd like to know more about being a mentor


Intro to Facilitation with Heidi Saturday 19 August 9:30-4:30 A one day experiential workshop with our very own Heidi Downey who is a much sought after group work trainer and personal development facilitator. Perfect for those who wish to understand how to facilitate engaging workshops for small groups of adults Day objectives are:

  • How to build a safe group environment

  • Styles of facilitation and interventions

  • Recognise stages of a group

  • Manage tricky situations

  • Manage group endings

  • Reflective ongoing development.

Cost $80.00 Register here


Counselling Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a Counsellor can help relieve your sense of feeling entirely alone with your problems. Our counsellors are on hand to listen and help you find your own answers to your problems without judging you!  Click to meet our counsellors


Monthly Legal Clinics Friday 21 July with Ben Lupton FULL Friday 11 August with Rebecca Pavis Friday 8 Sept with Rebecca Pavis If you would like to speak to a local lawyer about a legal issue we host free monthly legal clinics. There are 4 x 15 min appointments available with option of phone or face to face. I'd like an appointment


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