Our NEW Project


The Family Support Centre

Who we are

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.”

Supporting change

Talking it through & trying something new


Learning new strategies to raise great kids

Courses & Events

The Younger Years Toolbox Course

6-Week Course

The Younger Years (aimed at babies to younger primary kids) on Wednesday mornings (9.30 – 11.30am).

The Older Years Toolbox Course

6-Week Course

The Older Years (aimed at older primary to teens) on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm).

Game On (for Dads)

6-Week Course

A 6-week course run for Dads by Dads, held on Wednesday evenings between 7 – 9pm.

Seasons For Growth

8-Week Course

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


Circle of Security

8-Week Course

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 2024.


people helped per year!

Get in touch


Central Otago:
Alexandra Community House
14/20 Centennial Ave
Alexandra 9320

42 Macandrew Road
P O Box 2047
South Dunedin 9044


0800 CSSNOW or 0800277669

Dunedin: Central Otago:
(03) 455 3838 (03) 4485385

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Office hours

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.