• Developed by Child Counsellors, Early Childhood and Primary School Teachers. Adapted for Te Reo.
  • For Primary School children, delivered by trained facilitators and volunteers.
  • Captivates through the use of large puppets, sock puppets, music, bubbles, posters, their own workbook and much more.
  • Encourages children to develop their social and emotional skills.
  • Embraces School Values, underpinned by the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Welcomes parents/caregivers and whanau.
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Social Socks on Screen

Watch our latest video right here on the Social Socks website. See Mike Clark, a Social Socks Sponsor speak to Jo, one of the stars of the Social Socks show about the great programme coming to a school near you.
Watch here...

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Social Socks on the Radio

Hear Social Sock's Giles Bates being interviewed along with John Parsons about Internet Safety on Access Manawatu.
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If you would like to be involved

Email us at info@socialsocks.co.nz
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Social Socks Newsletter

Catch up on all the Social Socks goings-on in the latest issue of our newsletter.
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Home icons marker  PO Box 5638, Terrace End, Palmerston North 4441, New Zealand

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Manchester House Social Services
68 Aorangi Street
Phone 06 323 7191
www.mhss.org.nz Manchester House provides:
Counselling for adults and children, Out of School Care, Budgeting, Grandparent Support and Food bank.

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Te Aroha Noa Community Services
12-28 Brentwood Avenue
Palmerston North
Phone 06 358 2255
www.tearohanoa.org.nz Te Aroha Noa Community Services provides:
Adult Education, Early Childhood Centre, Kidz Life Holiday Programme, HIPPY, SKIP, Teen and Teen-Mum programmes, Counselling, Social Work and Community Development.

Across Social Services
294A Church Street
Palmerston North
Phone 06 356 7486
www.across.org.nz Across Social Services provides:
Social Work, Counselling, Incredible Years and Triple P Positive Parenting, suicide bereavement support, and postnatal depression programme.

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Methodist Social Services
663 Main Street
Palmerston North
Phone 06 350 0307
www.methodistsocialservices.org.nz Methodist Social Services provides:
Social Work, Counselling, Triple P Positive Parenting, Managing Anger, Grief Loss and Change, Managing Everyday Challenges, Managing Anxiety and emergency food assistance.

The Salvation Army
431 Church Street
Palmerston North 4410
Phone 06 353 7647
www.salvationarmy.org.nz The Salvation Army provides:
Food bank, Community Meals, Counselling, Family Assistance, Positive Lifestyle Programme for adults and young people as well as Disability Support Groups.

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Barnardos NZ
160 Grey Street
Palmerston North
Phone 06 358 9429
www.barnardos.org.nz “Our Family Support Service is a confidential, child-focussed service that helps Whanau/ Families overcome challenges to make a positive change for their children. We can help in a range of situations; assisting with parenting skills and strategies, maintaining routines, helping children through traumatic situations, and more.”

Te Manawa Services
Cnr Strafford and Ferguson Streets
Phone 06 323 8330
www.temanawa.org.nz Te Manawa Services provides:
Individual programmes for adults, youth and parenting programmes, as well as Family and Whanau Support.

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Whānau Ātaahua Beautiful
Families Trust
42 Ferguson Street
Phone 06 324 0414

Whānau Ātaahua Beautiful Families Trust provides:
Wāhine Ātaahua, Counselling, Whakapapa & Māori Land Advisor, Whānau Ora Navigation Services, and Te Reo Māori.

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Special thanks to:

  • Social Socks board members and family
  • Child and Adolescent Family Mental Health
  • Massey University Psychology Department
  • Massey University Psychology Department
  • Palmerston North Community Services Council
  • The Volunteer Centre

For Generous Financial Support towards delivery of Social Socks programme into schools:

  • Eastern and Central Community Trust
  • The John Illot Trust
  • The Macarthy Trust
  • Manna Christian Store
  • The Page Trust
  • Palmerston North City Council
  • St Albans Church
  • St Matthews Womens Fellowship
  • Think Right

To the children, family/whanau, principal and staff at the following schools: