Family/Whānau Support Groups

Able Minds provides various Whānau Support Groups, located throughout Otago, Southland, Central Otago and Waitaki. Our Support Groups give families and whānau the opportunity to make friends, share information, share stories, listen, have fun, and to just be you.

Families/Friends Understanding Disordered Eating

Focused on providing support and information to people with a loved one experiencing an eating disorder. Whānau members come together to discuss experiences, share ideas, listen to experts and develop strategies for coping. The Families/Friends Understanding Disordered Eating Group offers a way to connect with those dealing with similar issues.

Meets: Third Wednesday of the month evenings 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Education and Support Group

Whānau of Tangata Whaiora join together to hear from guest speakers on topics relating to mental health and addiction and are equally called upon to advocate on behalf of Tangata Whaiora to Southern District Health Board. These meetings also offer people a chance to share experiences and build support networks.

Meets: Every 2nd Thursday of the month 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

Weekly Peer Support Group

This is an informal support group for whānau members (of all ages) of Tangata Whaiora. Our Weekly Peer Support offers friendship, conversation and social interaction.

Meets: Weekly on Wednesdays 1.00pm to 3.00pm, venue confirmed by facilitator. 

Alexandra Peer Support

Do you have a family or whānau member who is affected by mental distress or addiction? Do you wish you could go somewhere safe, have for a cup of tea and a confidential chat with people who will listen? Would you like to meet others experiencing similar situations?

Able Minds is happy to welcome you to their office at 28 Ashworth Street, Alexandra, on Wednesdays between 12pm and 2pm. 

MEND - Men's Experience Network Dunedin

Mentoring and empowerment for men of all ages navigating life's journey.  We work together to make today better than yesterday. 
We offer mentoring, support, friendship, resources and judgement-free understanding.

Meets: Every second Wednesday for a coffee and chat @ 7pm - 9pm

Invercargill Peer Support

Wider family/whānau and tangata whaiora combine in the following groups:

* Walking Group

* Collective Creators Craft Group

* Cuppa and Chat Group