Matika - a bereavement support programme for tamariki
Matika provides an opportunity for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them to connect with others in their own age group, who have or are experiencing a similar loss. Together, the children learn about the big emotions of grief, ways to cope with the loss and ways they can continue to feel close to the person who has died.
For Tamariki aged 10 - 13 years - The group will meet for eight weeks on a Wednesday, from 3.45pm - 5.15pm.
Dates: May 24th | 31st - June 7th | 14th | 21st | 28th - July 5th | 12th
For Tamariki aged 6 - 9 years - dates are to be confirmed
Please email [email protected] with your contact details.
Waves Facilitator Training
Dr Chris Bowden has now updated the Waves programme content. This refreshed version of the Waves programme aims to build upon what has already been established by Dr Bowden and offer the facilitators across Aotearoa a kete full of resources - making Waves a living programme that can be adaptable to different communities.
Waves aims to confront and challenge maladaptive coping, build safety and strong relationships, teach good coping skills, and highlight the trauma of suicide.
If you are interested in attending a Facilitator training opportunities may be available later in the year.
Travellers is an in-school, eight week programme funded by the Ministry of Health. The programme teaches young people skills to cope with change, loss, and transition. Upcoming training for Travellers trainers:
For further information or to register your interest please contact us [email protected]