Kaimahi Hauora Programme

We’ve heard that SSPA members want access to mātauranga, practical tools and the space to focus on your holistic hauora, to sustain you in your mahi alongside children, rangatahi, whānau and in your hapori. It’s been a tough few years for everyone, and we know that as the pandemic continues, the challenges of social service mahi are real. Taking care of our own wellbeing could not be more important right now, and SSPA is committed to growing a movement of holistic hauora amongst social services kaimahi throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

In response, we’re now offering places in SSPA’s first ever Kaimahi Hauora Programme (online). This Programme is open to you regardless of what your role is – as long as you work in social services in our community and are a SSPA member, it’s for you! Thanks to the generosity of Foundation North, Rāta Foundation and Trust Waikato we have regional places in the programme available as follows for SSPA member kaimahi:

  • 40 places for those based in Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau
  • 40 places for those based in Waitaha, Te Tau Ihu, Wharekauri
  • 40 places for those based in Waikato

SSPA is also making available 30 places for SSPA member kaimahi who are based in other regions (outside of those mentioned above).


  • 6 online Zoom sessions on Tuesday mornings
  • 11 October - 22 November 2022 
  • 9.30-11am
  • $20 (+ GST)
  • We ask particpants to sign up for the programme in full
  • For further details check out the flyer
  • Register here

Event Properties

Event Date 11-10-2022 9:30 am
Event End Date 22-11-2022 11:00 am
Registration Start Date 29-09-2022
Capacity 150
Individual Price $20 (+ GST)

Past events

Events Archive

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

30 August in Rotorua. 

Event Date 30-08-2018 8:45 am
Event End Date 30-08-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date 28-08-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 95
Individual Price $50/ $70

Engaging with Trauma is a practical, interactive workshop that uses a range of awareness and sensory modulation tools to aid in the development of resilience, emotional processing skills and safe grounding when working with people who have experienced trauma.

Led by Dr Janine Joyce, social worker and lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, this is a skills-development workshop that builds on Nicola Atwool’s popular series of seminars on trauma-informed practice.

6 July, Napier

Event Date 06-07-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-07-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date 04-07-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $100/ $120

Register your interest here to join in SSPA's bulk order of the Community Law Manual 2018-2019 edition. We will place a bulk order once we have more than 20 interests. So spread the word and make sure to register your interest by 20 July 5.00pm.

Event Date 13-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price TBA

This aims to develop the skills and knowledge of participants to win contracts through tendering.

Margaret Gilbert, Director of Corporate Contracts Management, helps participants to understand the procurement process and how best to respond to tenders by having an effective proposal response.

Wellington, 11 April

Event Date 11-04-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-04-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date 10-04-2018 12:00 pm
Capacity: 10
Individual Price $70 - $90

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

15 February 2018 in Christchurch.

Event Date 15-02-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 15-02-2018 3:45 pm
Cut off date 13-02-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 120
Individual Price 15 - 50