AphasiaNZ aims to offer 2 Aphasia Days, or aphasia events, each year. Aphasia Days are for people with and affected by aphasia as well as professionals working in the area.

In 2019, we held Aphasia Days in WhangareiNew Plymouth, and Wanganui.

Due to COVID-19, planning for 2020 Aphasia Days was put on hold. We are intending to hold an event/activity in early 2021 – probably in March. We will have more details soon!

If you would like an Aphasia Day in your region, email info@aphasia.org.nz to let us know! Where should we hold our next aphasia event? Email us to let us know your thoughts.

Aphasia Days are an opportunity for those with aphasia to meet other people with aphasia, hear about what is happening around the county for people with aphasia, and find out what’s available locally, as well as stock up on aphasia-friendly resources and information.

There is no cost to come along – but we welcome a koha on the day as we do not receive any government funding for our services.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing: Register for the Next Course

A free 8-week course for partners/spouses of people with aphasia

This online group Mindfulness course will be delivered by accredited Mindfulness Teacher and Speech-language Therapist Melissa Delaux.

Weekly 1-hour sessions for course 1 began during October 2020.

Register your interest in attending the next course by emailing us.

This course is for any partner/spouse of someone with aphasia anywhere in New Zealand. There is no cost to participate – all you need is a reliable internet connection and a computer/device with a camera and audio.

Need help or tips to use technology or get online? Click here for a fantastic newly-released guide to get online for people with aphasia, put together by the Stroke Association in the UK.

Please register your interest by emailing info@aphasia.org.nz – and for more information, see below:

Mindfulness for Wellbeing Flyer

Mindfulness for Wellbeing course info

Informed consent mindful movement

Research: Opportunity for People with Aphasia to Participate 

What was your experience of Speech-language Therapy (SLT)?

Robyn Gibson SLT is currently conducting a series of research studies as part of her doctorate under the supervision of Dr Clare McCann and Prof. Alan Barber.

The aim is to speak to people with post-stroke aphasia (who had their stroke between 2015-2019) about their experience of Speech-language Therapy (SLT).

The interviews can be in-person or via video-call depending on the person’s preference, and the national COVID-19 Alert Level. All participants will be able to have a person of their choice with them (support person/whānau) and to utilise any/all resources that they would like to support their communication.

For more information, please click below:

Research Information

Participant Information Sheet

This research has been approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 16/09/2020 for three years, reference number AH1407.