WHAT WE DO
We offer safe, supportive, low-cost individual sessions with a trained therapist. Our resident counsellor, Bridget Farmiloe is available to see clients at the Centre. Six free sessions are offered to women with dependent children. Subsidised counselling also available for women who don't meet this criteria. Appointments are necessary.
We offer information, education and support in a safe environment which is comfortable, warm and welcoming.
Confidential support, information and general enquiries. We have an 0800-number for your convenience: 0800 2 DROPIN or 0800 237674. Or you can email the Women's Centre through our Contact Us page.
Information & Referrals
We offer a variety of resources, including pamphlets, booklets & flyers which give up-to-date information on community groups & services, health issues, legal issues such as protection orders or custody, budgeting, employment, WINZ & IRD. We can also refer you to a community law office or counsellor.
We run a free legal clinic every third Friday between 9.30am and 10.30am. The clinic is held either at the centre or at Homebuilders and is staffed by local lawyers. To book or for further details please contact the centre.
We have an extensive library on a variety of topics of interest to women. Membership is free.
Massage & Reiki
Take time out to relax and allow yourself some nurturing. Lianne is a Senior Healings Arts practitioner with more than 35 years experience in the wellness community. She holds a diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga. Her massages incorporate aspects of Ayurveda, Kahuna, Swedish, Holistic Pulsing, Reiki and more. $55 for an hour $80 for one and a half hours. Available on Tuesday afternoons by appointment.
Our noticeboards are the place to find information about what is happening in our community; events coming up; educational opportunities; current health information and items of general interest
Pregnancy Tests & Condoms
Free pregnancy test kits and condoms are available on request.
Support & Advocacy
We advocate on behalf of women with government and non-government agencies. We affirm women and support them in making choices in their lives.
Courses run throughout the year. Check out our Whats On page for details of current courses and to register.
We have a range of courses available. These include our creative programme, personal development, careers and computers and also support groups.
Computer Skills: Excel, Windows and Essential Skills
Computer Skills: Powerpoint
Computer Skills: Website Design Introduction
We also run FREE lunchtime lectures on some Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2. Keep an eye out for what is on offer each Term in 2019
Groups are ongoing throughout the year.Details are available on the What's On page, in our current brochure or you can contact us for more information.
Pasifika Women's Group
Come and meet other women from the Pacific region to connect, learn and share.
Come and join our weekly support group that encourages learning, sharing, mindfulness and inner growth in a caring and confidential environment. Feel empowered, supported and resourced to face life's challenges, connect to your local community and support networks. Enjoy your relationships and meet new friends.
Young Mum's Educational Programme
Free course for mothers up to 24 years. Explore strategies for raising healthy, happy children. Childcare and morning tea provided.