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New social enterprise launched

01 February 2022
Awhina Mai

Late last year we launched a new social enterprise, Āwhina Mai Wellbeing Services. This service offers fee-paying therapeutic services including counselling, parenting support and corporate programmes.

The benefits of this social enterprise are twofold:

  1. As our organisation has the skills, qualifications and experience to deliver this much-needed service and because counselling services in Christchurch are under huge pressure with long wait-lists to see therapists, we are offering a service that is fundamental to our vision of a just, compassionate and inclusive society.

2. All the profits from Āwhina Mai will support our other work, including the Family Works and Enliven services. As a charity, it's important to us to diversify our income streams, ensuring we can continue to provide our important services and minimise our annual operating shortfall of $1.3M.

Āwhina Mai includes a variety of therapies including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, trauma and grief management. Find out more here.

Meaning of Āwhina

Āwhina means to support, assist, help or benefit. The koru and heart-shaped symbol represents care, kindness, growth, potential, harmony and development.

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