Workshops

All workshops are FREE. You don’t need to come every week. Just turn up at the right time and join in. However we do not ask that you try your best to stay on topic and be supportive towards other people at workshops.

State of Mind – Hearing Voices Support Group

State of Mind is a group for people who have/experience sounds, voices, visions, images, beliefs/thoughts or sensory sensations that others around you may not hear, see ,feel or believe. The group will run over a 6 week period  where we will  grow awareness & understanding of the voice hearing experience, explore strategies to manage voices, consider the different phases and perspectives of voice hearing and look at finding the meaning in the experience.

Time: Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Te Toi a Maori – Maori Art

Methodologies and philosophies of Māori art you always wanted to know or share.
Time: Rāapa ia - Wednesday 1:00 pm

Waiata – Fortnightly

Learn and practice waiata.
Time: Rāapa ia - Wednesday 4:00 pm

Brainwave – Share your thoughts at brainwave topic focus groups.

Questions are asked to inspire discussion. The answers and discussion points are recorded and used to inform the Centres services. We learn from each other.
Time: Tuesdays 10:30 am

Garden Wisdom – Herb and Veges

If you want to get in touch with your inner Gardener come along to these workshops. You will learn about composting, planting, harvesting, growing and properties of plants. The workshop is practical so along with gardening wisdom you will be able to transfer what you learn into your home garden. 
Time: Fridays 10:00 am

Citizen Say – Equipping your voice to create change.

Citizen say workshops are a forum to discuss topical issues and forward feedback in the best format to the appropriate people. The workshop includes a few activities to get you thinking and putting forward your opinions.
Time: Monday 1:30 pm

Community Equip – A workshop that takes ideas and starts making them realities.

Community equip workshops are where event and project planning happens. Each week one or more upcoming events or projects are developed. Workshops are attended by people who are interested either in the planning, research, development, and promotion etc of an event. This workshop is also where the event day working group is established. 
Time: Thursdays 9:30 am

Cuckoo Productions – Comedy Workshop.

A studio workshop in which skits, stand up, improvisation and other comedy acts are produced and filmed. You can be a writer, and actor, a director, an editor, camera crew, wardrobe or on set design. 
Time: Fridays 11.00 am

Te Reo Games – Learn Te Reo Through games

Enhance your Māori language skills or start as a complete beginner of te reo. Play word games and other games in a fun and relaxed environment. Encouraging participation.This workshop is planned and facilitated by experienced te reo tutor with the aim that people will enjoy being in a te reo Māori environment that grows their understanding of te reo.
Time: Tuesdays 11:30 am

Generator – A workshop to share and explore new ideas, resources and connections.

Share community notices, brainstorm ideas for the centre to consider doing, celebrate milestones and achievements both individual and group projects. Get involved in fundraising projects and strategies, and assist with grant applications.
Time: Wednesdays 10:00 am 

Mad Jam - Musical theory, jam and more

Mad jam is a chance to get together with other aspiring muso’s to write and practice original songs. 
Time: Wednesday 11:00 – 1:00 pm & Fridays 1:00 - 3:00pm

Home Group – Support and Discussion

Topics can include:
Figuring out what you want in a home
Tenancy Agreements
Home Safety
Flatmate
Budgeting for rent
Home routines
Moving home
Groups will also discuss what comes up from its participants and we can help each other create a great place to live.
Time: Mondays 11:00 am

Te Reo Classes – Explore the language and Customs.

From beginner to pretty good. Our Te Reo classes teach from beginners to intermediate level where Tikanga and Kawa are also covered. This is a fun and supportive environment in which to explore the language and customs of our country. 
Time: Monday 9.30am

Wordsmithery – If you ever wanted to write this is the workshop for you.

Whether you just want to know how to write a letter to the editor, or get your life story published; write an article for planet 401 or some other publication; write poetry, enter writing competitions or get help with essays and presentations. This workshop we totally focused on providing you with the tools, skills and opportunities to do all this and more. Two hours a week – all about you – in your own words.
Time: Fridays – 9:30 am

Turning Leaves – Wellness and recovery

"A workshop on simple and effective ways to maintain your well-being. There is a focus on introducing lifestyle activities to help avoid or reduce mental distress. Designed to help people improve enjoyment to their everyday living experience".
Time: Thursdays 12:00 noon

Radio Workshop - Learn Radio

Learn about digital media including broadcasting, recording, interviewing, DJ work and much more!
Time: Tuesdays 10:00 am - book a time via reception after 10am for a one to one session

Stop Rop & Wrap - Life & Recovery Planning.

Use this time to grab some planning templates, pens, paper and the computer to get started on your LIFE EQUIP, Recovery Outcome Plan, Wellness Recovery Action Plan or any other plan you can find. A facilitator is there and available to help you if you want.
Time: Thursdays 1:30 pm