• Developed by trained counsellors, and music, primary and early childhood teachers.
  • Especially for children in school Years 1 to 4.
  • Captivates children with large puppets, sock puppets, music, bubbles, posters, their own workbook and much more.
  • Encourages the children to take part as they explore and develop their social and emotional skills.
  • Embraces the school’s values.
  • Welcomes parent and whanau involvement.
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Social Socks on Screen

Watch our latest video right here on the Social Socks website. See Mike Clark, the Social Socks Board Chair 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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Social Socks Newsletter

Catch up on all the Social Socks goings-on in the latest issue of our newsletter.
Read it here...

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Weighted Teddy Bears for Oranga Tamariki

A group of volunteers in Palmerston North came together to make weighted teddy bears. The teddy bears help children with their emotions including anxiety, sadness and anger.
Watch here...

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Home icons phone  027 460 6984

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 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 06-3500307
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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160 Grey Street
Palmerston North
Phone 06 3589429
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:

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

  • St Albans Presbyterian Church Family
  • Feilding Host-Lions for your generous donation for a class at St Josephs School in Feilding.
  • Manchester Lions for sponsoring a class at Lytton Street School in Feilding.
  • Kowhai Lions for your financial contribution to Lytton Street School.