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. But – we are currently planning an event/activity for late 2020 – 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!

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 Beginning August 2020

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 will begin in August 2020 – day of the week and time to be confirmed.

For any partner/spouse of someone with aphasia anywhere in New Zealand. No cost – 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