Peer Support 

Headway is focussed on harnessing the value of lived experience. We are formally adopting a peer support model, grounded in the belief that those who share similar experiences or challenges can provide mutual support, empathy, and empowerment to each other.  

Peer support groups are structured through the mediums of learn, move, grow, create, and connect, operating from community venues across Auckland.

We recognise that everyone is different, and some need a vehicle, for example, art, to connect with others and share openly. 

These groups will all be facilitated either by a Headway team member or by subject specialists who have received brain injury education through Headway.

While our navigation services continue to be delivered free to our community, a gold coin koha is requested to assist with the running of peer support groups.

*Specialist classes may incur an extra cost. 


Monday - South Auckland

Friendship House, Manukau


10.30 - 11.30am  Learn: Facilitated Support Group

12 - 1 pm            Create: Singing

1 - 2 pm              Navigation: Drop-in support



Friendship House Location
20 Putney Way, Manukau, Auckland 
Located right beside Westfield Manukau City.

Click here to find Friendship House

Tuesday - Central Auckland

Oranga Community Centre


10.30 -11.30am     Move: Tai Chi

10am - 12pm        Navigation: Drop-in support

12 - 1pm                Learn: Facilitated Support group



Oranga Community Centre Location
52C Waitangi Road, Onehunga
Located within Fergusson Domain

Click here to find Oranga Community Centre

Wednesday - West Auckland

New Lynn Community Centre


10 - 11.30am          Navigation: Drop-in Support

11.30am -12.30pm Move: Tai Chi/ Walk & Talk (alternate Wednesdays)

1 - 2 pm                  Learn: Facilitated Support Group

2 - 3 pm                  Connect: Social Group

New Lynn Community Centre location
45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
Located near New Lynn Train Station

Click here to find New Lynn Community Centre

Thursday - North Auckland

Albany Community Hub

(1st Thursday)

Hobsonville Point Community Centre

(3rd Thursday)


10am - 11am    Learn: Facilitated Support Group

11am - 12pm    Move: Walk and Talk


Albany Community Hub
575a Albany Highway, Albany

Click here to find Albany Community Hub

Hobsonville Point Community Centre, Headquarters Building
214 Buckley Ave, Hobsonville

Click here to find Headquarters Building Hobsonville

Friday - Central Auckland

Headway House

10.30 am - 1 pm    Connect: Social Group and Gardening


Headway House
207 Manukau Road, Epsom

Click here to find Headway House

Other Peer Support Groups

Please contact Headway to register your interest and to receive the link to access the group. A chance to meet with others travelling the brain injury journey, share tips and learn together.

Women's Online Peer Support

2nd Thursday, 10am 

Register here

Whānau/Family Support Group

1st Wednesday, 7pm
At Headway House, Epsom

Potential Peer Support Groups

We would like to expand our face to face and online peers support groups to respond to needs and interest.

If you want to be involved in a specific group, such as a Whānau group or Men's group, please email us with your interest.

Specialist Classes

We are excited to announce our new ART GROUP in collaboration with Connect the Dots in their art studio in Onehunga. It will be run as a term programme so members can engage in art processes that take longer such as print making and clay. This is a safe and welcoming group for anyone impacted by brain injury. Art is excellent for the brain!

Art With Connect the Dots and Headway

Mondays 10:30am - 12pm

@ Art Studio 354 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga.

Term two starts 29th April - 9 week course.

Tutors are subject experts trained in brain injury by Headway to create a safe and welcoming environment. Includes clay, print, paint, and many more artistic processes. All welcome. Enrolment for the term is required. Limited Space available

$10/session. Limited spaces. Paid In advance.

Enrolment is essential: click here to enrol or talk to one of the team at Headway