Families Forum

Our online family forum is a safe place to ask questions and find information, share ideas, and experiences with other family and whānau members.
This might include what you think about medication, or housing issues, or perhaps you have some great tips and information to share that can help someone else.
Here is how it works: Anybody can view our online family forum. You can use the Search Bar “What do you want to know?” to search for a specific question you have to see if it has been asked already. If not, you will have to register or login to:

  • ask a question;
  • answer a question;
  • share an experience; or
  • make a comment.

You will also be able to vote for the best answer and send a private message to the administrator.

Note on Privacy
Although we hold your personal details in our family forum membership database, you choose your ‘made up’ forum name, which protects your privacy at all times – unless you choose to share details with another forum member privately at some stage.
When you first log into the forum, you will need to change your private password so that it remains confidential to you only.
When choosing your forum username, please do not choose your real name or names of anyone you know. If you would like to have a username that is more than one word, do not use any spaces between the words in your username i.e. black smith. You can use black_smith or Black_Smith or black-smith or Black-Smith.
If you choose a username with a space you will not be able to edit your profile.
Please use common courtesy when asking, answering or making comments on the forum.  No offensive language is permitted, and please do not post words all in CAPITALS.
This is a condition of your membership and use of the forum.  Your account may be locked and/or blocked if you do not comply with these guidelines. If you see a member breaking these guidelines, you can send a private message to the administrator.
How much does it cost?
Our online family forum is FREE for everyone, you simply need to register.
How do I join the online family forum?
You will need to complete the forum registration form in order to sign up for the online family forum.
Want to learn more?
You can also email us on admin@sfnz.org.nz or call us on 0800 732 825 for more information.