We believe life is for living but sometimes things get in our way. We are here to help with a range of integrated services, and great people to help change that story and live life well.
“I feel less stressed and more happy because I have dealt with the underlying issues.”
“We can talk about things easier and the arguments don’t get as elevated. I have noticed I appreciate my wife’s positive qualities more.”
“I’m more settled & more decisive. I’ve started to build confidence but still be humble. I’ve started to use skills that my social worker helped me with.”
“Since I’ve enrolled with Social Work, I’m doing less reactive parenting, and started being more in the moment with my child. I learnt to think on their level.”
Talking it through & trying something new
How we can help
Learning new strategies to raise great kids
Courses & Events
The Younger Years Toolbox Course
The Younger Years (aimed at babies to younger primary kids) on Wednesday mornings (9.30 – 11.30am).
The Older Years Toolbox Course
The Older Years (aimed at older primary to teens) on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm).
Game On (for Dads)
A 6-week course run for Dads by Dads, held on Wednesday evenings between 7 – 9pm.
Seasons For Growth
Designed to help you navigate the grief brought about by significant change and loss, this evidenced based programme can make a real difference. We have course for adults and courses for children. Contact us for dates and times.
Incredible Years Parenting
14-Week Course – starts 17 August 2023
The programme helps to:
- Develop positive family relationships
- Provide whānau with new strategies to prevent misbehaviour
- Provide a support network for parents and caregivers
- Increase children’s social skills at home, early childhood settings and school
What the course covers:
Parenting Skills: Supporting parents to develop appropriate skills to use at home with children that have challenging behaviour. Including:
- How to play with your child
- Praise and rewards
- Effective limit setting
- Preventing and handling misbehaviour
- Promoting a happy positive environment
- Encouraging child growth in social / emotional skills
- Developing self regulation
Communication, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Giving and Receiving Support
Circle of Security
Find out how to connect with your kids in new ways. See how understanding can make life calmer and happier at home. Discover your own inner strength for the tricky moments. Register now for the next course starting in August 2023
people helped per year!
Get in touch
Alexandra Community House
14/20 Centennial Ave
42 Macandrew Road
P O Box 2047
South Dunedin 9044
0800 CSSNOW or 0800277669
(03) 455 3838
(03) 448 5385
Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday closed
Find us at 42 Macandrew Road, right across the car park from the South Dunedin Catholic Church (see photos below). Plenty of space inside and outside for spending time with your kids.