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Brave Hearts NZ/Manawa Kaha Aotearoa

We are a support service for people with loved ones with substance use and addiction issues. Our community is or has been directly affected by the trauma of having an addicted loved one.

The founders of Brave Hearts NZ are both mothers of a child who has struggled with an addiction to methamphetamine. Because of their own experiences, they are passionate about supporting other families in similar situations.

Brave Hearts NZ has been providing support group meetings in the Bay of Plenty since 2016, in Auckland since 2018 and Hamilton and the South Island since 2019. They now have volunteers around New Zealand to offer support with regular meetings and monthly Zoom calls.

Brave Hearts NZ facilitates group education and discussion meetings, provides phone support, group, and individual support sessions – both in person and by Zoom online meetings. Our Whānau Toolkit helps educate around boundaries, consequences and self-care and can be discussed in person or via Zoom online.  

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Brave Hearts NZ/Manawa Kaha Aotearoa


Brave Hearts contact

0508 272 834 support@bravehearts.nz


1/52 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, 3118, Bay of Plenty,