This involves providing the best possible support to families by:
Counselling is one of a range of services that ACROSS provides. Counselling services at ACROSS focus on providing one to one help for individual adults, children and families.
This support group aims to provide immediate help to people so they can begin to come to terms with their loss and, with the support of others in the group, deal with ongoing feelings of grief. Find out more about this programme here.
Postnatal Depression Support Group
ACROSS provides a ten week programme for women experiencing postnatal depression. The group offer women an opportunity to speak about their experience in a safe and supportive environment. Find out more about this programme here.
Project Calm is a programme for 8-12 year olds and their parents/caregivers. It is aimed at reducing anxiety, it goes for 8 weeks and is run after school. Find out more about this programme here.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Triple P suggests simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference to your family. Find out more about this programme here.
Incredible Years Parenting Programme
Incredible Years is a 12-16 week parenting programme for parents of children aged 3-8 years. Find out more about this programme here.
Strengthening Families pulls together support for families/ whänau in New Zealand. Find out more about this programme here.
Programmes for Parents and Babies
The SPACE programme is aimed mainly at first time parents with newborn babies, and has been designed to support parents through the first year of their child's developmental journey. The programme runs weekly for 3-4 terms (i.e. 30-40 weeks) in a relaxed, baby friendly atmosphere. Find out more about this programme here.
MEP Playgroup is a free playgroup for children aged 9 months - 36 months. Find out more about this programme here.
Families for various reasons may, from time to time, require support to provide for the care of their children. This may involve children staying for planned periods of time with alternative caregivers or foster parents. Foster parents are recruited and trained by ACROSS. Find out more about becoming a caregiver or foster parent here.