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Events/Training

Upcoming Events at The Grief Centre

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Community Talks 2018
Managing Grief at Holiday Times
Presented by Nola Forsyth
Various dates - see below for details

We invite you to join us for a free community talk which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time, but the holiday season, along with special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Wednesday 21st November - Orewa Presbyterian Church, Orewa
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden 
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Tuesday 27th November - Friendship House, 20 Putney Way, Manukau

Please email Siobhan for further details.


Professional Development Workshop

When Anxiety Builds - and intrudes
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Auckland


Supporting adults, children and teenagers through anxious times

Times of difficult change, loss, grief and trauma often bring increased levels of anxiety. For some – children, teens or adults – anxiety may begin to interfere with their daily life and relationships, and how they see their world and future. What exactly is anxiety and what causes it? How can it affect different people? How can we support and empower those coping with anxiety in difficult circumstances? What tools, resources and strategies are available? When is it wise to refer?
 

This practical workshop is designed for those working with children, teens or adults who are experiencing heightened, intrusive anxiety during, or following, challenging life situations. We will look at some case study examples as we go.

Registration Details:
  • Time: 9.30am – 1pm
  • Venue: Potters Park Events Centre, 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024
  • Cost: $95 plus GST

For further details or to register please contact Siobhan.

Conversations about Loss
2019 - date to be confirmed
MBS Flexispace, Massey University, Auckland

Overview of the training

In this experiential workshop presented by Maureen Frayling we will explore dominant and recent discourses about death, grief, and loss. We will consider what models of grief dominate and how we might shift from the pathologizing of grief toward ideas that incorporate the multiple stories of resilience, culture, and ongoing relationships with the deceased. The day will include conversations with people who have experienced loss. You will also be asked to review your own responses to the losses you have experienced and how these losses contribute and enhance your work with others.

Cost

$250 for professionals
$200 for Massey University staff (permanent and fixed term)
$125 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Registration: Click here for further details 



 

Past Events

National Conference

Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief
Friday 31st August

We invite you to join us for the Grief Centre's National Conference on Cultural Perspectives on Loss and Grief. Aotearoa New Zealand is a multi-cultural society - we are delighted to bring together these prominent speakers for a unique opportunity to increase our understanding when supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maori Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Matua Rawiri Wharemate
  • Chinese Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Candy Vong
  • Indian Perspectives on Loss and Grief - Mallika Krishnamurthy
  • Mourning and Grieving in Different Cultures - Healing the Pain of Suicide - Liese Groot-Alberts


Details and Registration
Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Cost: $190 plus GST - please note this includes all refreshments, including morning and afternoon tea, a delicious lunch, and a drinks and nibbles reception at the end of the day.
To register: Email Siobhan to register or phone 09 418 1457 for further information.


Movie Fundraiser - Save The Date!
Thursday 19th July at 6pm, Bridgeway, Northcote


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We'd love you to come and join us at The Bridgeway in Northcote for our movie fundraiser 'Mamma Mia 2' -  it's going to be a fun evening with pre-movie raffle prizes and a chance to mingle.

Please do spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about the evening, so we can really make the event a success. Any profits made go to The Grief Centre, so we can continue our great work supporting others in the community. If you have any queries, please email the office.

Movie Fundraiser - How to book and pay for your tickets:

Cost: $25 - this includes entrance fee and a glass of wine (or ice cream)
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018
tart time: 6.00pm for a mingle, drink and raffle. Movie starts at 6.30pm.
Location: The Bridgeway, 122 Queen Street, Northcote, 0627

Payment of Tickets: by Bank Transfer, remember to state your ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ and ‘MOVIE’
How do I get my ticket(s)?: Collect your ticket(s) on the night which will be under the name used on the bank transfer. There will be a table in the cinema foyer and the Grief Centre team to greet you

Our Bank Transfer Details:

Account Name: Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust
Account Number: 010277 0183102 00
Branch: ANZ Birkenhead
Reference: First Name and Surname
Code: MOVIE
 


Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops 2018:These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

Auckland Workshops

Thursday 21st June: After A Suicide - $95 per person plus GST

Friday 22nd June: When Helping Others Hurts - $95 person plus GST


Contact Siobhan for more information about each workshop


Grief Centre Bereavement Support Groups 2018:

Auckland City General Bereavement Support Group starting 19th June 2018 - please email to register
Birkenhead General Bereavement Support Group - please email to express your interest in a late 2018 group 
Henderson General Bereavement Support Group - please email to be added to the waiting list for early 2019 group

Support GroupsOur support groups are  where you join with others to explore your thoughts, feelings, assumptions and challenges as you look to life after the death of a loved one.
Each support group is set up for those who have experienced a bereavement sometime in the last few years, it is an opportunity to meet with others who may have been through similar experiences. Registrations are essential - email your interest.

If you are looking for a support group in your area, email office@griefcentre.org.nz  or you can check our support group page here.

Getting Through Grief - Community Talks in November 2017

Come along to our free community talks which will assist people in managing grief during the holiday season and
provide coping strategies to see you through this period.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season, along with
special times such as birthdays and anniversaries, can magnify your sense of loss and mourning.

Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

Presented by Nola Forsyth. Nola is a counsellor and professional supervisor for The Grief Centre, who supports people at a time when they are feeling vulnerable and assists them to find personal strength, well being and hope for life ahead


Managing Grief At Holiday Times 

  • Tuesday 28th November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – St Heliers Bay Community Centre, Bay Room, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
  • Wednesday 29th November, 1pm-2pm – Highland Park Community House, Park View Room, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland ParkDavis Funerals logo-175-796

Looking at Grief - Professional Development Workshops - November 2017:

These workshops are suitable for those working with and supporting families through grief and loss, including health professionals, counsellors, teachers, social workers, children's/youth workers, social service support agency staff, funeral directors, church workers and community volunteers. NB: Other workshops will be added once content has been finalised.

To contact Siobhan for more information, click on the relevant workshop below. Each workshop costs $95 + gst:

When Helping Others Hurts – 22nd November 1pm-4pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 23rd November 9.30am-12.30pm, Parenting Place, Auckland
After A Suicide – 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm, All Saints Church Conference Centre, Hataitai, Wellington


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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