Following the success of our previous Tweens and Teens Weekend in 2017, we recently held another weekend, this time in Wellington. Our weekend programme was full of activities which included lots of sight-seeing around our capital city and we were very lucky that we got to experience Wellington on sunny, windless days! The programme involved swimming, visiting 2 museums, the Carter Observatory, riding the Wellington Cable Car and the croc bikes around the waterfront.
The focus of our teens weekend is on supporting teenagers with PWS and their families. Therefore, there is plenty of social time for both the teens and the parents and both groups really enjoyed making these support network connections. Some of our teens had attended the previous teens weekend or had met at family camp last year and they were pleased to see each other again. We were also very pleased to be able to offer a facilitated workshop by the Empowerment Trust who introduced their Healthy Relationships Programme which helped our teens to recognise when something is not OK and know what to say in those situations. They were all able to take home a Healthy Relationships set of workbooks to continue practicing these skills at home.
The parents were also able to meet and discuss transition from school and other practical issues.