Parent/Carer Support Groups

EDANZ believes parents have unique abilities to support one another. We invite you to join us for a relaxed 'coffee break' with other parents/carers who are likely to share some of your challenges. Information on our range of resources will be available.

Monthly Meetings via Zoom

We are joining together around the country once a month thanks to Zoom videoconferencing technology. If you would like to participate in a virtual support group, please RSVP to and we'll send you the link.

EDANZ helpline is open throughout the holiday period – please don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a message on the phone 0800 2 EDANZ and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are concerned about the safety of someone, please ring 111 or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

2021 Dates: Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20.



Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be available
Please RSVP to with your name and contact info for details of dates and venue.


Whangarei support group meetings are held once a month. Next meeting:


Bella invites Whangarei people to instead call her on 021 115 7919 if they need to talk.

To see story on "Stuff" about Bella and her daughter go to this link

Other Groups


This group meets fortnightly every second Wednesday from 7pm-8.30pm at Supporting Families Taranaki, 128 Devon St, New Plymouth (upstairs next to the TSB main branch). For meeting dates and other information, phone Sue on 027 335 0391.