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Parenting Through Separation

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We'll help you focus on your kids

Parenting is hard at the best of times, let alone when you are struggling with the pain and stress of a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce.


What you'll learn

The Parenting Through Separation programme provides you with practical advice to help you and your children/tamariki cope. You'll learn tips on how to better communicate with the other parent and how to plan for your tamariki once you are legally separated.

You are not required to attend the same programme as the other parent. A supportive family/whānau member is welcome to attend and you'll take home some helpful resources.

After the programme, you'll be better able to:

Discuss arrangements for your child's care with the other parent

Talk with your children about separation

Keep your children away from conflict

Make a parenting plan

Find other support services in your community

Upcoming programmes

The programme is one, four-hour session. Please call us on 0800 477 874 to book a date.

Our upcoming programmes are listed below:

 Ashburton/Hakatere: (Sinclair Centre, 74 Park Street)

23 November 2023 - 10am-2pm

 Christchurch/Ōtautahi: (44 Bealey Avenue)

10 October 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

19 October 2023 - 5 pm - 9 pm

1 November 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

15 November 2023 - 5 pm - 9 pm

28 November 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

6 December 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

11 December 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

 Rolleston/Roretana: (Rolleston Community Centre: 94 Rolleston Drive)

25 November 2023 - 9 am - 1 pm

Greymouth/Māwhera: (PSUSI: 8 Frickleton Street)

3 October 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm

12 December 2023 - 10am-2pm

Westport/Kawatiri: (PACT: 150 Palmerston Street)

31 October 2023 - 10.30 am - 2 pm

December 2023 - 10 am - 2 pm


(Group or Zoom to be organised on need)

Where to start

Parenting Through Separation is offered in:

  • Christchurch
  • Mid Canterbury
  • North Canterbury
  • Selwyn
  • West Coast

If you would like more information about this programme or to find out when our next course will be run please contact us.

After the course

You will likely receive a text message a couple of weeks after the course has finished with a link to our survey. Rest assured, this text message with the URL is not spam and is safe to click on.

The survey can be found below, we would be really grateful for any feedback from our participants that attended this course. 

Parent Through Separation Survey

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