The Nelson District Parents Centre has been part of the Nelson community for 40 years. They are are a not for profit organisation run on 100% volunteer power! They are proud to provide parent education from antenatal classes to post natal of Baby & You, Moving and Munching and Terrific Toddlers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson is now in its 18th year of providing mentoring friendships to children in need of additional adult support.
Since the first ‘match’ in Nelson was made in 1998, the programme has grown to where it now has more than 140 young people matched with a mentor each year.
In 1983 a working party was set up in Nelson to determine the care needs of people with life-limiting illnesses. The ‘Hospice at Home’ nursing service began late in 1986. In 2003 increasing demand resulted in the IPU being increased from a four-bed unit to eight palliative care beds and two longer term care beds for people with complex needs.
The Hospice Service is reliant on financial support from the Government, via the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, and the generosity of the public of Nelson and Tasman to enable it to continue to provide specialist palliative care services to the region.
Nelson/Tasman established a life education community trust in November 2002. The Nelson/ Tasman mobile classroom has visited over 95% of the Primary & Intermediate schools in the region including Motueka, Riwaka, and Golden Bay. The programme has been extremely well recieved such that our mobile classroomnow has a fully booked schedule of schools. The mascot Harold the giraffe has become a highly visiable and popular identity within the community.
The network was started in 1989 by a group of women who had experienced Postnatal Depression and recognised the lack of support available in their community.
It has since grown into a professional service that provides information and offers support through trained and experienced volunteer Support Workers and qualified Counsellors.
We cover from Nelson to Motueka, and provide telephone and/or email support for those in rural surrounding areas.
Victory Community Centre offers a wide range of community health & family supports, & co-ordinates a large program of activities & events; called Victory on the move.
We take community-led development approach to all our work & projects we initiate, & act as an advocate on local & national social policy issues.