Work with Adults, Parents, Whānau

The Christchurch Methodist Mission offers a range of support services for adults, parents, and whānau, which can help address a range of needs. Please see if any of the following can be of assistance.



Building Financial Capacity

Our financial mentors will work with you  to develop a money plan that fits your situation and personal goals. Mentors also provide clients advocacy and support in their relations with organisations, such as Work and Income, banks, power companies, debt collection agencies and creditors. We can meet you in your home or in a neutral environment. We also offer Manage Your Money workshops for groups.

Interested? Please contact us on 03 375 1470.

 


Social Workers and Psychologists

Our social workers and child & family psychologists provide home-based services to families needing assistance with parenting, managing children's challenging behaviour and family relationships. This includes working alongside foster carers, kin caregivers and others dealing with the complexities of looking after other people's children. They also work individually with children and young people who have experienced trauma and many changes in their lives, or who are struggling in school or the community. We also offer parent education sessions for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. 

Referrals through an Oranga Tamariki social worker or a CAF case manager. We take a limited number of self-referrals – please contact us on 03 375 1470 or email intake@mmsi.org.nz for more information.

 


Group Programmes

Our group programmes offer personal growth and development in a friendly and informal setting. For more information on our courses or to book, please contact Rowena at the address at the bottom of the page. 

Parent Works

ParentWorks is a two-stage group and homebased programme for parents who have children (0-13 years) who are in care or where there are acknowledged care and protection concerns. Referrals through an Oranga Tamariki social worker.


Building Awesome Whānau

This programme draws on the wisdom of mātauranga Māori to offer families a kaupapa that is unique to Aotearoa.

Woman Wise

Women should have the confidence to be all they can be. Woman Wise is a free course that helps women look ahead and change negative thought patterns and self-talk. By learning how to live with more self-belief, they can discover their full potential and fulfill life, employment and relationship goals. Woman Wise is run on request, with a minimum number of participants. We can run Woman Wise for your organisation, at a cost. 

Men on a Mission

Loneliness and difficulties opening up can be hard for men. Men on a Mission is a seven-week group programme that helps men develop strengths and skills, discuss issues and overcome isolation, by helping men with a range of services, activities, work or training opportunities. It includes basic cooking instruction, communication, life-skills and self-care information, guest speakers and outdoor activities. Men on a Mission is run in conjunction with The Salvation Army Hope Centre. This course is run during the second and fourth terms of the school year. 

 

Contact:

Rowena Dawson-Bovendeerd
Groups Coordinator
Ph: 027 818 7117
Email: rowenad@mmsi.org.nz