Workshops & Groups
Arts Access Aotearoa (NZ) – Arts Access Aotearoa | Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga was established in 1995 as a charitable trust. It aims to provide access to the arts for those who have been marginalised by the mainstream because of their circumstances. The Māori name translates as “encouraging all to create”. As a national organisation, we work to increase artistic opportunities for our key stakeholders: disabled people, disconnected youth, senior citizens, mental health service users, prisoners, disadvantaged migrants and refugees.
Essentially Men (NZ) – Welcome to Essentially Men, the site for information about the Essentially Men Workshops and associated support actvities and services for men. Essentially Men events support men to break isolation and connect more fully to their identity as men. In doing so they become more available to their families, loved ones and communities, and more in touch with their purpose.
GROW (NZ) – GROW is a voluntary association of people who know they are inadequate or maladjusted to life (mentally, socially or spiritually), who earnestly desire to change and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity. GROW meetings are typically formed by a group of 5 to 9 people who meet weekly for two hours followed by some refreshments. They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings they keep in touch through friendly phone calls and organised socials. There is no need for referral and participation is voluntary. Meetings are confidential and anonymous – members know one another by first names only. No fees are charged and a small donation to meet necessary expenses is voluntary.
Inner City Womens Group (NZ) – The Inner City Women’s Group was established in May 1988 by Auckland Women’s Refuge as a support group for the partners of men attending Anger Management programmes. After initial meetings it was decided that the Women’s support groups would be available to the wider community. The Inner City Women’s Group became incorporated as an Independent Charitable Trust on the 16th December 1993 and has a collective structure.