Keep this vital community resource going and growing to help meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of the Kapiti community
Abigail (not real name) finally got up courage to leave her house and come to the centre. It was her first outing in years. She was welcomed in a gentle, non fussy way, and invited to join in the morning activity. Everyone, including staff, came together at 11am for a cuppa and a chat. She liked that - no hierarchy. Over the next few years, Abigail trained in peer support and became a volunteer. Her confidence grew and she got a part time job. She's now on our board.
Allan (not real name) sat outside our centre for years but was too shy to come in. So we took him a cuppa and listened to his story. Slowly he built up trust in us. He gave us great advice on our garden and is helping to develop it. When he is ready, we will help him access some community supports. He’s now more positive about the future.
Help us continue to help Abigail's and Allan's recover from their tough times, at their own speed, and in the direction they want to go.
Your funding will help us:
Open longer than 4 mornings to reach more people;
Offer the community training in: peer support / wellbeing & resilience / suicide prevention / connecting through creativity to decrease isolation & loneliness;
Help more people access studies by linking them in with WINZ schemes and Careerforce courses;
Offer more low cost counselling to those crying out for support and someone to listen
Can you help us fulfil some of these dreams?
More about us
We welcome all those facing tough times who want to connect with others through creativity, yoga, peer support and good conversations. We offer wellbeing training, and also support students studying in the care industry.