Support Groups

In the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre

We run two support groups; a monthly support group for women that have been sexually abused and a weekly drug and alcohol support group.  You don’t need to enroll for these groups but just turn up to see if these groups are for you. All women are welcome.


Support Group for Women Who Have Experienced Rape or Sexual Abuse

First Sunday of each month

1:00 – 4:00pm

Support Group for Women Who Have Experienced Rape or Sexual Abuse

Facilitators: Ally Andersun, Bachelor of Counselling, NZAC ACC accredited
Enrollment: Enrolment not necessary, you can just turn up
Enquiries: Ally Andersun or Stephanie Brockman, phone 569 2711

A monthly three-hour support group for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse or rape is being offered at the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre.

These will be held on the first Sunday of the month from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and are for women at any stage of their journey through abuse and recovery.

The group will be facilitated by an ACC accredited counsellor who is skilled in therapeutic group work.

The traumatised child doesn’t have the luxury of self reflection.” – John Briere

I thought I was so alone with this problem, but hearing about how others have coped helps enormously” – Surviving and Moving On. (Dr. Kim McGregor)

This group offers an opportunity for women to develop self awareness and self reflection at their own pace and in their own style, an opportunity to reclaim and retrieve split-off hurt parts of themselves and allow them to heal.

Healing is not only possible, but essential.

2017 Dates

Sunday 5 February 2017
Sunday 5 March 2017
Sunday 2 April 2017
Sunday 7 May 2017
Sunday 4 June 2017
Sunday 2 July 2017
Sunday 6 August 2017
Sunday 3 September 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017
Sunday 5 November 2017
Sunday 3 December 2017

A & D Wellbeing Support Group


1:00 – 2:30pm

A & D Wellbeing Support Group

Facilitator: Janet Matehe
Enrolment: Enrolment not necessary, you can just turn up
Cost: No Charge

If you have experienced difficulties in the past or present with alcohol and drug misuse and would like some support then this group is for you. The aim of the group is to promote well-being at whatever stage an individual may be. Wellbeing can be achieved by education and therapy, along with going out to the community and enjoying experiences without the use of alcohol and drugs.

This is a weekly support group for women that want ongoing support with drug and alcohol misuse.

This is a weekly open group available to all women.

If you want something different you need to do something different.”

To understand a woman you must understand where she comes from.”

Continued Support Group

Second Monday of the Month

6:00 – 7:15pm

Continued Recovery

Facilitator: Kimberley Bignall
Enrolment: Enrolment not necessary, you can just turn up
Cost: No cost
Phone: Kimberley 027 327 4466

Support for women living in recovery from disordered eating

This is an independently organised support group meeting at the Women’s Centre.

Who We Are

Continued-Recovery is a support group from women living in recovery from disordered eating.  We welcome women of all ages with a history of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or any other form of disordered eating who are looking to continue strengthening their recovery journey. We meet on on a monthly basis to celebrate our successes, discuss challenges/on-going issues in our recovery and gain support from others who have their own experiences of both illness and recovery.

We meet at the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre at 186 Knights Road, Waterloo. Lower Hutt.  The Centre is a safe and welcoming women’s only space a few minutes walk from the Waterloo train station.

Please note: To ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing we do require participants to be committed to their own recovery.

If you’re unsure if Continued Recovery is right for you, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The venue for this workshop is the Lower Hutt Women’s Centre, but is a independently organised support group.

Meeting Dates

Monday June 12th
Monday July 10th
Monday August 14th
Monday September 11th
Monday October 9th
Monday November 13th
Monday December 11th

Support the Women's Centre

and be part of our empowering community

Joining the Lower Hutt Women's Centre is easy. Just fill out the Membership Form and send, together with subscription fee, to the Lower Hutt Women's Centre, 186 Knights Road, Lower Hutt. 

You can also make a donation through our Give a Little page, direct donation to our bank or ongoing Automatic Payment. 
Bank account 03 0531 0528525 03 Lower Hutt Women's Centre

Opening Hours

Wed - Thu: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Lower Hutt Women's Centre
186 Knights Road, Waterloo
Lower Hutt 5011


Phone: (04) 569 2711