After a major fundraiser, months of research, consultation, and planning, and lots of construction/design mahi… it’s finally time for Manga Hapahāpai / The Confidence Centre to begin its anxiety support work – but not before we celebrate all that it took to get to this point!

Manga Hapahāpai / The Confidence Centre is part of Waimanako – based at 33 Devon Street West, New Plymouth – and will be offering a kete of support programmes, tools, and a drop-in service for anyone dealing with anxiety (especially rangatahi), or anyone concerned for someone dealing with anxiety.

We’re excited to show you round and share with you how it’s all going to work, answer your questions – and, to celebrate and say thank you!

Please join us on Friday 3rd May from 5:30pm. Everyone who comes along will have the opportunity to:

  • Get the above intel, first-hand
  • Enjoy some refreshments and music
  • Take away a delightful free gift:)
  • Meet others involved in this mahi
  • See what we’ve set up and why
  • Bring along a book (or several) to donate for our book corner (books can be comforting, eh – bonus points if they’re relevant to anxiety support)
  • Have your handprint and message put on the window of the Centre (for koha)

Manga Hapahāpai / The Confidence Centre will also be open during the day – you’re welcome to come and take a look before the celebrations start, if you’d prefer something more lowkey!

This project is the outcome of many generous people pulling together with a shared goal in mind. For your part in that – then, now or still to come: THANK YOU!