What We Do


Rangiora meetings

We meet every Friday morning (except public holidays and between Christmas and New Year) between 10:00 am and midday in the McAlpine Room in the War Memorial Hall, on the corner of Albert and High Streets, Rangiora - see the location map.

About our meetings

You are never late - come and go as you are able.

Childcare staff and volunteers offer a childminding service on site to enable mothers to attend the group sessions.

The sessions are facilitated by women with mid-wifery / counselling backgrounds. The sessions are relaxed and informal, although structured.

Facilitators present the session, which begins with a 'check-in' from all present, inviting you to say as little or as much as you wish. Check-in is followed by the topic, group discussion, or a guest speaker; or one-on-one if requested.

Topics for Discussion include:

  • What's going on for you?
  • How to deal with changes and new roles
  • How to increase self awareness
  • How to look after yourself
  • Parenting
  • Day to day experiences with babies
  • Tiredness and depression
  • Birth experiences
  • Sibling adaptability
  • Child safety
  • Relationships
  • And anything else you might like to talk about.

What Mothers Say About Us

  • "When I suffered from post-natal depression, the group offered me wonderful support".
  • "It's a place to make friends".
  • "When things were tough for me they were helpful and caring".
  • "Without them would still be lost".
  • "I found them a safe, loving, nurturing, non-judgemental gorup".
  • "I enjoyed the closeness, friendship and acceptance".
  • "My children enjoyed the company of otheres".
  • "I met others with common interests".
  • "Being new in town, I found it very supportive".
  • "The Friday session has become an essential part of my week. I continue to drw strength and guidance from the group".
  • "MSM is not just another mothers coffee group. We are honest about the highs and lows of being a mother".
  • "The childcare volunteers are brilliant with the little ones. I know my baby is in good hands".

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