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Free community courses from the Salvation Army

Thursday, July 13, 2017   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, mental wellbeing, Courses, parenting, Relationships

The Salvation Army.The Salvation Army are running a number of courses through their Community Ministries Centre (853 Colombo Street, Central Christchurch). 

Contact Jillian Wordsworth for more information on any of these courses (03 366 8128 or christchurchcity_corps[at]

Life Skills for Women programme

This 8 session course runs weekly on Wednesday mornings (10am to noon). The next course starts on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

The course has a strong emphasis on self-awareness and self care; and covers:

  • basic physical and emotional health knowledge,
  • relationship skills,
  • communication and assertiveness,
  • budgeting, and
  • goal setting.

This course is offered four times a year - timed to fit in with primary school terms.

Positive Lifestyles Programme for Men

This group format 7 session course runs weekly on Tuesday mornings (10am to noon). The next course starts on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

Topics covered include:

  • stress management,
  • grief and loss,
  • problem solving and conflict resolution,
  • assertiveness,
  • self esteem and
  • goal setting.

This course is offered twice a year, and alternates with the Men On a Mission course. The Men on a Mission course aims to get men connecting with each other and with various community activities - and is run in conjunction with the Methodist Mission.

Triple P Parent Discussion Group

These groups run from 9.30 to 11.45am on Thursday mornings for 5 weeks. The next course is starts on Thursday 3rd August 2017.

These discussion groups are most beneficial for parents of children aged 2 to 12 years. Each week focuses on a particular parenting situation, with the strategies and skills learned are applicable to a variety of parenting situations.

We run this course 2 to 3 times per year, depending on demand.

Create and Conquer Sewing Course

This sewing course is run by a Social Worker, with the aim of supporting clients in overcoming social anxiety and building friendships while learning basic sewing skills and working on craft projects.

The course is run 3 times a year on Thursday mornings (9.30 to 11.30am). The next course is starts on Thursday 3rd August 2017.

The Create and Conquer course is replaced in Term 4 by a Getting Ready for Christmas group - focusing on building friendships while participating in Christmas focussed crafts and activities, and learning about budgeting and festive cooking.

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