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.


A & D Wellbeing Support Group

Every Friday

1:00 – 2:30pm

A & D Wellbeing Support Group

Facilitator: Janet Matehe
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. We meet every second Monday of the month, except in January.

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 2023

Monday 13 February 2023
Monday 13 March 2023
Monday 10 April 2023
Monday 8 May 2023
Monday 12 June 2023
Monday 10 July 2023
Monday 14 August 2023
Monday 11 September 2023
Monday 9 October 2023
Monday 13 November 2023
Monday 11 December 2023

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

This group while still running is closed to new members until a new facilitator is appointed.

Enquiries: phone 9201009


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.

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

Mon -Tues: 10 am - 2.00 pm

Wed - Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


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


Phone: (04) 9201009