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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Family Connections

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact Yellow Brick Road directly for more information and programme times.


Family Connections is a programme aimed at understanding and supporting those with BPD and Personality Disorders.

A skills based course that offers a lifeline to families/whānau facing the challenges of personality disorders.

The Family Connections™ program includes:

  • Education and research about BPD
  • Skills training based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Family Skills
  • Teaching and learning of treatment theories and practices, and the latest research findings on BPD
  • Support for parents, spouses, children, and siblings of someone with BPD
  • The latest knowledge and skills to enable the well being of participants

This programme was developed by Professor Alan Fruzzetti and Perry Hoffman from Harvard University

Contact Details

  • Freephone

    0800 87 66 82

  • Please leave a message if we are unable to answer your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yellow Brick Road is not intended to provide an urgent out of hours service. Please phone 1737 if you need urgent out of hours help.

3/21 Birmingham Drive
Canterbury 8024

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Street Address

3/21 Birmingham Drive
Canterbury 8024

Postal Address

PO Box 22 098
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 4:15PM on September 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Canterbury).