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Bay of Plenty DHB Incredible Years Programme

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


The Incredible Years® is a highly successful parent programme provided to families around New Zealand.

If your child is being seen by the Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team they may refer you to the Incredible Years Programme, if they feel you would benefit from a Parenting Programme.


Government funding of health and disability services means that eligible people may receive free inpatient and outpatient public hospital services, subsidies on prescription items and a range of support services for people with disabilities in the community.

Check to see if you are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services here.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Discounts available, Fees apply


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For urgent assistance outside these hours, please contact the Acute Care Team - Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Service on 0800 800 508 (Tauranga) or 0800 774 545 (Whakatāne)

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).


Incredible Years Parenting Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Non-acute specialist mental health community services


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals to Incredible Years come through the Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team.

If your child is being seen by the Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team and they feel you would benefit from the Incredible Years programme, they may refer you.


We know parenting can be challenging at times and some support can make a big difference! 

What to expect

The Incredible Years programme involves parents attending fun interactive weekly group sessions. The sessions are run over 1-2 school terms and involve plenty of time to discuss and practise new ways to manage children’s challenging behaviour, get ideas for growing positive social skills in children, and find ways to enhance relationships in families. 

The Incredible Years Specialist Team also run the Dinosaur Programme and offer a Home Coaching Programme.

Dinosaur Programme

The Dinosaur Treatment Programme works with children with conduct problems, ADHD and internalising problems.

It is delivered in 2-hour weekly small group sessions (6 children per group) for 18-22 weeks.

Ideally, it is offered alongside the 2-hour weekly parenting programme group sessions, so parents have an opportunity to encourage their children's learning in Dinosaur School in their interactions with them at home.

Home Coaching Programme (Tauranga only)

In Tauranga, an additional Home Coaching Programme is available to selected families. 

During the Incredible Years Programme, the Tauranga team will carry out testing to see if you and your child would benefit from the Home Coaching Programme.

The Incredible Years Home Coaching programme provides additional support for parents attending the Incredible Years Parenting Programme and who are struggling significantly with their child's behaviour. A social worker will visit the family weekly to provide individual coaching on how to put what is being taught in the Parenting Programme into practice at home.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:15AM on January 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB Incredible Years Programme.