Family Works is here to support children, young people and their families, through challenging times in their life.

We all need help from time to time and Family Works offers a range of social services, from counselling and social work support, through to buddy and parenting programmes.

Services are confidential, free of charge and available no matter what your gender, religion or background may be. 

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Maranga mai Murihiku

26 March 2020

Maranga mai Murihiku previously known as the Te Whare Tu Te Whare Ora is an annual local Iwi led event that was held on the 23rd of February at the ILT Stadium Southland. This community event aims to support suicide prevention through connecting with others and building relationships through activities like sharing korero and waiata.

Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in the South

26 March 2020

For many of us Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It is the season of good food, gifts, goodwill and quality time shared with family and friends. But for some Southland families, the festive season heralds in overwhelming busyness, added financial pressure, estrangement or loneliness and sometimes, heightened family tensions. Last year, as in previous years, PSS Family Works’ Christmas appeal initiatives encouraged Southlanders to embrace the true spirit of Christmas and look beyond themselves and their own good fortune, to give hope and help to families in need. Journey alongside us here as we recap just how the Spirit of Christmas swept across the south in December past and the impact it had on those receiving some much-needed Christmas cheer.

Serendipity heralds selection of new Chief Executive

25 March 2020

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) board members and staff have recently welcomed new Chief Executive, Michael Parker to the fold.