Attending training courses, workshops or network meetings, can be a useful means of learning and development.
There are many opportunities across our regions. Check-in here regularly to find out what’s on.
Canterbury Charity Hospital
This service is provided free of charge at the Canterbury Charity Hospital to provide “psychological first aid” for people who are needing extra support to help with their grief and with regaining their “life balance” following the major traumatic event.
All counselors hold recognised national qualifications.
Those seeking help can self-refer or be referred by you by contacting the Charity Hospital as follows:
Phone: 03 360 2266 (8am until 5pm) or 020 4098 0750 (after hours)
Fax: 03 360 2616
Tuesday June 11, lunchtime, online via Skype
This workshop is a short-lunchtime online session designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies.
The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We'll also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.
From February 11, 7pm-9pm
59 Gloucester St
This eight-week course aims to provide a safe space to assist people to learn the skills needed to create an inclusive culture that ensures that all the people of Aotearoa inherit a society that is both safe and treats them equally, regardless of gender, race or class.
The course runs every Monday and the cost is $68.
To register your interest, contact:
Monday to Friday, 2pm-3pm
Amberley Westpac car park
Inspire Church Amberley's Fill Your Pantry is open and ready to serve the community with food parcels. To request a parcel, contact Lisa on 027 422 5625, Lola on 027 210 2917, or Frances on 03 314 8123.
May 22, 9am-1pm
Ministry of Awesome, Corner of Moorhouse and Madras St
Ministry of Awesome is hosting a free interactive workshop, with plenty of practical examples to illustrate key themes. Places limited to 10 organisations but you can bring along additional staff members or committee members who could help you in putting together your pitch. This is a really important step for those wanting to scale or build relationships with suppliers.
You will walk away with :
- a concise, well-structured and impactful pitch for potential partners, funding agencies or potential customers
- clarity on your value proposition and be able to distil it down to an impactful narrative
- improved presentation skills and gain confidence to pitch in a business setting.
Email Karla Gunby to register your interest: email@example.com .
From February 19, Christchurch
Join Lindsay Jeffs, New Zealand’s leading social enterprise trainer, as he helps you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation. Lindsay has had over 30 years experience in running successful social enterprises. This course will help you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation.
Thursday May 30, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Aoraki Room, Community and Public Health, 310 Manchester St
Exercise as Medicine NZ is a charitable trust specialising in exercise for people with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, MS and stroke, and long-term conditions like cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.
They currently offer specialist group exercise classes for Cardiac, Prostate Cancer, Parkinson’s, Older Adults and Men over 65. The classes incorporate elements from sports, dance, Tai Chi, yoga, balance work, brain training, strength and resistance, cardio and a bunch of other things to mix it up and make it fun.
Programme Director Kris Tynan, will speak about the role that exercise can play in significantly improving quality of life and functionality for those living with long term conditions.
Book online here.
Marlborough: Tuesday May 21 at the ASB Theatre
Nelson/Tasman: Wednesday May 22 at The Headingly Centre
Following a packed tour of the North Island rural communities, your local Rural Support Trusts bring safety, wellness and resilience expert Lance Burdett to Marlborough and Nelson.
Lance will present on:
- Why we remember and exaggerate negative things
-Why we worry
- How self-talk can lead to negative self-talk
- How to beat rural challenges like isolation and change
Attendance is free. For more information visit www.rural-support.org.nz.
Every Friday at 6pm
Delta Community Support Trust, 105 North Avon Rd
Delta Community Support Trust have an exciting Young Adults Programme for 18-36 year olds with physical and intellectual disabilities. Young adults will be engaging in fun activities out and about in the Christchurch community.
Contact Natalie Hughes on 027 894 2062 for more information and to register your interest.
Tuesday May 14 6pm-9pm
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwheta
Family violence support service Aviva will screen the moving 'Vai' at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Tickets $30, includes drinks and nibbles. Join poet daisy Speaks and Evotia-Rose Araiti after the movie for a post-screening conversation.
Thursday June 6, 9:30am-12:30pm
Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Pl
One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don’t know what to do about it. If you want to know what causes young people to “lose their temper” become angry or violent, what the stages are that lead up to an angry outburst, and how to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible, you need to attend this workshop.
Presented by Michael Hempseed and supported by a Collaborative Trust Youth Tutor, this training is a must for counselors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and ANYONE working with Youth.
Register online here.
Monday July 15 - Friday July 19
Improve your knowledge and gain confidence when providing support and
assistance for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
This comprehensive workshop is a great opportunity for those who
work in health, education or social service professions.
Dr Beautrais is New Zealand's most experienced suicidologist, who has been working in suicide research, prevention and education for the past 27 years. She has published extensively and has won international awards for her research.
Register online here.
Sunday May 19, 9am
North Hagley park
The Zonta Yellow Rose 5km and 10km run and walk will raise money in aid of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa. PADA is a charity which educates families about mental illnesses that can occur before or after birth. Please wear yellow gear.
Online registration: $15 adults, $10 students. Registration on the day: $20 cash only.
Register online here.