‘Friends, Whānau, and Flirting’


Who is it for?

People over the age of 16, who have a mental, intellectual or learning disability.

How long?

Six hours: four 1.5 hour sessions, usually once a week over four weeks.

What does it cover?

‘Friends, Whānau & Flirting’ is a programme aimed at over-16s who are affected by a mental, intellectual or learning disability. Traditionally, the workshop is run over four sessions of an hour and a half each – but can be adapted to suit different schedules.

The workshops use resources from FullPower’s ‘Healthy Relationships’ programme – including videos, games, role-plays and activities. Topics include: Defining Healthy Relationships & Interactions; When and How to Say Stop; How to get Help; Consent; and Feelings.


For more information, or to organise a workshop, please email Judy: judy@sexualabuseprevention.org.nz


Testimonials for ‘Friends, Whānau, and Flirting’


              What did you like?

“Brainstorming about relationships – healthy, not respectful, and abusive – but it was also really hard.”

“I liked to role-play actions about what you liked and didn’t like.”

“I like hanging out with you guys, you give us good feedback.”

“The difference between good and bad secrets.”

“How we use our faces to show what we like and don’t like.”