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

Last session for 2023: 15th December
First Session for 2024: 26th January

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.”

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

Facilitator: Leah Foxcroft | Tauiwi Pākehā

Cost: Free

Enquiries: Phone Leah on 0225368337 or email

Note: To respect the privacy of its members, this is a closed group with a threshold on the number of participants. To register for the group, please contact Leah.

A monthly three-hour support group for those who identify as women and who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any stage of their life. The group is facilitated by an ACC accredited counsellor who is skilled in therapeutic group work.

These will be held on the first Sunday of the month from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The purpose of this group is to offer an opportunity for women to not only survive, but thrive after experiencing trauma. The group experience promotes this by assisting its members to develop self-awareness and self-reflection at their own pace and in their own style.  It is an opportunity to reclaim and retrieve split-off hurt parts of yourself  and allow yourself to heal.

“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.” Irvin Yalom. 

Continued Support Group

On hold until 2025


Continued Recovery – on hold until 2025


Enrolment: Enrolment not necessary, you can just turn up

Cost: No cost

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.

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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