Patient and family groups

Hospice West Auckland has a range of counselling, therapy, and informative groups happening every week. Our services extend to patients, families and Carers.

For more information about these services, including where they're held or to register your interest, you can email info@hwa.org.nz or call us on (09) 834 9755 or (09) 836 4965. We can offer volunteer drivers that can help with transport to hospice day services. 

For Patients

Day Stay and Respite
Tuesday and Thursday, offering relaxation, massage, activities, arts/crafts, social work, appointments, nourishing and delicious food and lots of other opportunities.

Art Group
Wednesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm, offering art for expression and relaxation. No prior skills are necessary.

Kowhai Group
Thursday 11:00am – 12:30pm, this group meets for companionship, discussion, guest visitors and support.

Life Review
Provides the chance to talk and reflect with the help of a volunteer capturing moments and memories. The team can also help with letter and card writing.

Art Therapy
A creative process that helps people manage change in their lives. Offering time with a qualified Art Therapist and providing space for reflection and expression.

Counselling
Offers safe time and space to talk about issues that may be uppermost in your mind.

Integrative Therapies
Provides a range of soothing therapies – massage and aromatherapy and can create oils and creams specific to your needs.

Social Work
Provides help with connecting to other services available in the community, including financial advice. We can assist with family meetings and help to plan for future care needs.

Music Therapy
Create, connect and listen to music with a registered music therapist. Offering relaxation, enjoyment and expression.

Physiotherapy
To help improve flexibility, strength, balance and relaxation.

Volunteer services
Companionship and home visits. Drivers can assist with transport to hospice day services.

 

For Families and Carers

Well-being Wednesday
Held every Wednesday offering information and support to family carers, across to relaxation and massage therapies, social work advice and assistance, nourishing and delicious food, good company and lots of other opportunities

Social Work
For assessment of your needs as a Carer and to help with future planning and guidance. Assistance to access other support services available in the community.

Counselling
Offers a safe place to talk about issues that may be uppermost in your mind and to provide support with planning.

Integrative Therapies
Provides a range of soothing therapies – massage and aromatherapy and can create oils and creams specific to your needs.

Art Therapy
A creative process that helps people manage change in their lives. It offers time with a qualified Art Therapist and provides space for reflection and expressions. No skill in art in necessary.

Music Therapy
To create, connect and listen to music with a registered Music Therapist – offering relaxation, enjoyment and expression with a range of instruments and sounds. No musical experience is required.

Information Morning
Held monthly, we provide current information and support to carers, family and friends.

 

Grief Support

Grief and Loss Information
Held bi-monthly, this session is designed to answer questions about loss and the experience of grief and grieving.

Bereavement Support Group
A six-week group for individuals who are bereaved and coming to terms with the loss of someone significant in their lives.

Monthly morning tea
An opportunity to meet others who have cared for friends or family members.

Remembrance – He Karanga Pae – ‘Calling A Circle’
‘Calling a Circle’ offers the opportunity to attend to grief by engaging in a memorialising process. It is open to anyone who is grieving a loss. It could be a new loss or one from years before.