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Creative Connections

12 July 2021

Creative Connections
Creative Connections offers current and past clients of Grief Support Services, men and women, a no-pressure space to be in the company of others at our rooms: 147 Chadwick Road, Greerton. You might like to bring knitting, crocheting or other crafts to do; you might like to read, or just be in the company of others. Creative Connections runs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Your hosts are Elma and Kaye who are really happy to...

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Loss & Grief Awareness Week

5 July 2021

Loss & Grief Awareness Week
A strong desire for people in the community to connect in response to the isolation caused by a pandemic environment is a driving force behind two events planned to coincide with Loss and Grief Awareness Week. Launched in 2014 by Skylight Trust, the week aims to help New Zealanders understand the challenging impact of loss and grief. We have partnered with Elliotts Funeral Services to bring the events to the general public in late July. The...

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July 2021 Newsletter

4 July 2021

We have had a busy few months with a number of community connections taking place and events being developed to update you on. We also have a new team member to welcome. We will be launching a fundraising programme in August but check out initial details in this newsletter. Our Suicide Bereavement  Team have been developing support options and expanding their counselling availability. Click here to read the newsletter...

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June 2021 SBS Newsletter

24 June 2021

Tena koe. We are pleased to update you on how our Suicide Bereavement Support options are developing. We have increased our individual client counselling availability and our team of Suicide Loss Support Peers is growing. Our Horizons and WAVES groups continue to be a wonderful source of support to our community. Click here to read the full newsletter. Click here to download a PDF print version of the...

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April 2021 Newsletter

14 April 2021

We have once again had a busy start to the year as we continue to support those experiencing grief and loss. We have welcomed three trainee counsellors, continued to expand our Suicide Bereavement Support services and have been accepted to partner with The Incubator on their new Arts Prescription programme. Click read more to go to the links for our newsletter.    Click here to read newsletter. Click here to download a PDF...

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Lifekeepers Free Suicide Prevention Training

17 March 2021

The LifeKeepers programme aims to equip communities and whānau with the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent suicide. To read more click...

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March 2021 SBS Newsletter

15 March 2021

Tena koe. We would like to give a quick update on what we have been doing. We are pleased to see our suicide bereavement support options and awareness of how we can support others is becoming more visible and accessed within our community. Click here to read newsletter.  Click here to download a PDF print version of the...

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3 Secrets of Resilient People

26 February 2021

Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies for developing the capacity to brave adversity, overcome struggle and face whatever may come head-on with fortitude and...

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Health Navigator: Grief

26 February 2021

Grief is the natural reaction to losing someone or something that you love or value. It is a normal part of life and includes emotional, physical and mental...

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How to cope with a pandemic during holidays

19 January 2021

How to cope with grief during the holidays and a pandemic fron CNN.  Click here to...

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December Newsletter

5 January 2021

December Newsletter. The team at Grief Support Services have had a busy few months as we continue our work to provide grief counselling sessions within the Western Bay of Plenty. While it isn’t straight forward to gauge if we are seeing more people due to the effects of Covid-19, it is apparent that the distress a lot of clients are suffering is being compounded by the effects of Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions. Long may our stay...

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Movie Screening

2 November 2020

Complimentary Movie...

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Weekend Sun Article

4 October 2020

Weekend Sun article on suicide bereavement support with Grief Support Services,  "Remembering those loved and lost"  Read more...

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Local After Suicide Support Groups

25 September 2020

Next group session starts early October...

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Annual General Meeting 2020

24 September 2020

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm Monday 12 October, at the Grief Support Services offices at 147 Chadwick Rd Greerton.  Full details...

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Winter 2020 Newsletter

8 July 2020

Winter Newsletter 2020 Read...

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