Upcoming events







Families whanau, Tangata Whaiora and friends are warmly invited to join us at the SF annual mid-winter dinner on Thursday 28 June.

 Fun way to brighten up the winter months so keep the date free – more details soon.   


WHEN:   28 June 2018 at 5.30pm

VENUE:  Nick Smith MP meeting room

BRING:  salad or dessert to share PS Donations for a gift basket raffle to be drawn on the night would be much





A social get together for SF family, whanau, service users and friends in Motueka.


Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5pm.  All welcome, snacks provided. 


Enquiries Phone Jeannette 03 528 7790. 





Families and Whanau and carers are  invited to an information evening with Dr Richard Tranter from Tasman Mental Health Service, NMDHB. Learn more about diagnosis, symptoms and treatments .


Date:      19 June 2018

Venue:       Nikau House, Selwyn Place, Nelson

Time:         6.00 pm -7.30 pm (snacks provided)

RSVP:          office@sfnelson.org.nz   ph 03 546 6090




Mental Health Government Inquiry

Contribute to the Supporting Families NZ Submission:


Supporting Families NZ is preparing a submission on behalf of families and whanau in NZ.  SF Nelson intends to contribute to this submission and we will be facilitating family whanau focus groups over the next few weeks to hear family whanau views to include in the submission.   The more ways the Inquiry team can hear the family whanau voice the better.   


SF Nelson will host a discussion group for families and whanau to share their views to contribute to the submission on Monday 14 May at 5.45pm (Venue to be confirmed).


The Meeting will be facilitated by the Family Whanau Advisor Teresa Foster.   


Please RSVP to office@sfnelson.org.nz for confirmation of venue and catering purposes.

Or phone Susan O’Connell on 03 5466090  or mobile   027 546 6010




Peer Support Groups for Family and Whanau:

Peer support groups offer families and whanau a safe place to share experiences information and ideas with other family and whanau members who have similar experiences to yours.

Peer Support group for families and whanau of people who have Bi Polar disorder: meets in Nelson on the second Thursday of each month.  Please RSVP to Deanne on phone 03 546 6090 or deanne@sfnelson.org.nz  

Peer Support group for families and whanau of people who have Schizophrenia meets monthly at SF Nelson at Alma House. Please contact Vicky on phone 03 546 6090 or support@sfnelson.org.nz for more information.

Peer Support group for families and whanau of people who have an eating disorder meets monthly at SF Nelson in Alma House. Please contact Vicky on phone 03 546 6090 or support@sfnelson.org.nz  for more information.

Peer Support group for Mothers of young people who have a mental illness meets monthly at 12pm – 1.30pm at the Richmond Recreation Centre, Cambridge Street, Richmond.  Contact Deanne 03 546 6090 or deanne@sfnelson.org.nz 

Peer Support group for Motueka and Tasman families/ whanau   meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 11.30am – 1.00pm.  Contact Jeannette for more info on: 03 5287790 or 0275287790                         email motueka@sfnelson.org.nz


SF Nelson

Supporting Families in Mental Illness