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Courses & Events

Our kids are precious, the challenges real. We have courses, support groups and individual parent mentors available to help you with this job. Learning new strategies can help bring back the fun at home and help your kids have a great childhood with appropriate boundaries. We offer the following support courses:

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).

Incredible Years Parenting

14 Week Course – starts 23rd of Feb 2024 (9.30am – 12pm)

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


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.

Circle of Security

8-Week Course

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Learning Objectives of the Program:
• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
• Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
• Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure


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.