National Support Groups in Aotearoa NZ

This is a list of the support groups and professional network groups in Aotearoa which we are aware of. Some of these are conducted independently of this national organisation. We would love to know if you are aware of support groups which are not listed here – please email us here.


North Island



We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm – 8.45pm in the lounge of the Church of the Saviour, 2 Heaphy St, Blockhouse Bay.

For parents, caregivers and whānau, hosted by caregivers. For more information please contact Anna at [email protected] or Ross at [email protected]


South Auckland

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 10.30am – 12noon at Papakura Marae, 29 Hunua Road, Papakura. The group is for parents, caregivers and whānau, hosted by caregivers.

For more information please contact Anna on 021 810 965 | [email protected]



Hosted by Nyvonne Krause of Caring Families Aotearoa. This group meets on the last Friday of every month at the Trust Waikato Community Rooms, Little London Lane, Hamilton.

Note: The only exception to this is the meeting in August 2022 – the August date will instead be Tuesday 30 August. 

Contact Nyvonne at [email protected]



Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 48 Alma Road, Whanganui.

Contact Susan Edgecombe via email on [email protected] or phone her on 021 022 43078.



The Wellington support group is made up of carers and professionals and aims to meet approximately bimonthly. For details of time and venue please contact Leigh Henderson – [email protected] 


South Island



Coffee mornings – last Thursday of each month.

Information evenings 2nd Monday bimonthly 7pm onwards.

Please contact Claire Gerrard on 0274 490 459 for more information.



Christchurch FASD Professionals Network –  Facebook page here.    

We are a group of professionals, representing a range of disciplines. We meet bi-monthly and are supported by The Collaborative Trust.

We are working to raise awareness of FASD within Christchurch and we're interested in reaching out to professionals in the area to support those with FASD. We are very happy to welcome new people who would like to join with us! 

Contact Tracey - [email protected]