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Palmerston North Methodist Social Services

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9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Tautoko Tangata, Tautoko Hapori - Supporting People, Supporting Community.

Palmerston North Methodist Social Services provides non-secular support to meet the changing needs of our community. 

Our services include:

  • Counselling: We provide affordable, professional counselling for adults, couples, children and families. Counselling is usually short-term and can deal with issues including change, grief and loss, stress, anxiety and depression, confidence issues and relationships.
    Please note - our counselling team can be very busy and counselling sessions are limited. We review counselling capacity each week - contact us to check availability.

  • Family Education Programmes: We offer a free education programme 'Dealing with Feelings' for primary and intermediate aged children and their parents/caregivers. This programme helps families deal with emotions such as anger, grief and loss.

  • Parenting Programmes: We run a Ministry of Justice based programme helping parents prioritise and understand the needs of their children during a divorce or separation.

  • Foodbank: The service is available to families, couples and individuals who are residents of Palmerston North who require food assistance.  Foodbank Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Social Work: Our experienced Social Workers work alongside people by providing support and advice, while focusing on their personal strengths and goals. Social Workers ensure clients are able to benefit from all of our services, and refer to external services when helpful.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral


Our Counselling services are low cost with the fee depending on your situation. The standard fee is $60, and we ask clients to pay an affordable contribution, however, no-one will ever be turned away for financial reasons.

Our other services and programmes are free.

Koha / donations are welcomed.


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Evening appointments may be available on Tuesdays for counselling.

Foodbank Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided


  • Support for bereaved children
  • Support for family/whānau/partners

Our 'Dealing with Feelings' programme works with children and families, helping to deal with emotions surrounding  grief, change and loss. Extra sessions can be provided alongside the programme, for children…


Basic needs

  • Food

The PNMSS foodbank is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. 

ID is required for every visit and please your own bags or boxes. 


  • Grief counselling
  • Mental wellbeing

Education and training


  • Parenting education

Social work





Contact Details

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

663 Main Street
Palmerston North 4414

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663 Main Street
Palmerston North 4414

This page was last updated at 3:44PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Palmerston North Methodist Social Services.