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Our publications are created on a regular basis to keep you informed of the work we do and how this helps vulnerable people we are working with in our community.

Browse our publications below to find out more about us and what we do, or sign up to receive our regular communications using the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.


People Helping People

People Helping People is our flagship magazine, published twice a year. It captures stories about the people we help as they deal with often complex challenges including anxiety, grief, loss, anger and other traumatic events. The magazine also shines a light on older people/kaumātua who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness.

Below are articles from our current edition. To read the full version please click here.

Past editions

Click on the button below if you would like to read a previous edition of People Helping People. Alternatively, you can request a hard copy by emailing or phoning 0800 477 874.

"Presbyterian Support provides services to many disadvantaged sectors of our community; however, a disproportionate percentage of our clients are Māori. "
Our Co-Governance Journey
"A few tears and upsets are a part of an active, healthy childhood, but a pattern of anxiety-fuelled outbursts were a warning sign for Kim*."
From Frustration to Validation
"In our journey to make a real difference in people’s lives, we met Jane*, a courageous individual with a history of trauma who was facing an immense challenge."
Collaboration Transforms Lives
"Sarah Campbell has been a volunteer mentor with Presbyterian Support since December 2021. Thanks to this and her psychology background, she has just landed a full-time role with the organisation."
Volunteer lands permanent youth coach role
"Tuning Into Kids™(TIK) is a parenting programme which helps parents teach their children/tamariki how to understand and regulate their emotions, and how to communicate how they feel. "
Tuning Into Kids for deeper connections
"While retiring can be a reward for years of hard work, it is also a time of significant change. It is essential to take the time to understand the process and plan for this important life journey."
Preparing for an exceptional retirement
"Mighty Minds is a six-week programme for children aged 12-14 in Christchurch who are referred to Presbyterian Support, or are currently on the waiting list for individual therapy services."
Growing Mighty Minds
"Presbyterian Support Upper South Island is on a cultural journey to honour its responsibilities to TeTiriti o Waitangi. Meet our current Māori Board members."
An introduction to our Māori Board members
"Problems began for 9-year-old Max* following COVID-19 lockdown, when ‘bubbles’ became the only way to safely connect with others. He was separated from all his friends and really struggled to cope."
Escaping the bubble and regaining independence
"20-year-old Ari has experienced many traumas and challenges throughout his early years and found himself in the care of Oranga Tamariki due to extensive family harm."
Breaking the cycle of family dysfunction
"After noticing that 10-year-old Ashton* would repeatedly ask his parents who would be collecting him from school each day, his school principal realised there might be an issue."
Fighting back against the internal monsters
"Esther* is a 72-year-old woman, who was married for 47 years. Unfortunately, the relationship became increasingly controlling and abusive, and Esther was granted a permanent protection order."
Rebuilding for a happier future

Connect/Tūhoho newsletter

Connect/Tūhoho is produced twice a year. It includes our activities and projects, profiles staff members, and includes fundraising appeal updates. If you'd like to receive our regular communications, including Connect, please subscribe here.

Annual Report

Annual Reports include financial information, a variety of statistics, the services we provide and stories featuring some of the people we have helped throughout the year.

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