What do we seek to achieve?

At Brainwave Trust, we want every tamaiti to have the best start in life.  We share our scientific knowledge in an easy-to-understand way, to help whānau raise tamariki to be the best they can be.

Our expertise is in child and adolescent development, with a focus on brain development. Brainwave Trust seeks to make this knowledge accessible to all.

We make a credible and trusted contribution towards a culture that values parenting and prevents abuse and neglect.

How do we achieve this?

Our Mahere Rautaki / Strategic Plan (2024-2027) guides our activity.

We review scientific research and use it to create simple messages about how to support healthy development in pēpi, tamariki and taiohi.  We package these into educational programmes and share with different audiences through interactive workshops.   

We also produce articles on specific topics that help both whānau and people who work with tamariki and rangatahi get a better understanding of what is going on and what adults can do to support them to reach their potential. We form partnerships with other organisations to share our knowledge further. We advocate for tamariki and their whānau where societal change is needed, including through submissions to Government.

Who do we run workshops for?

We work with whānau and community groups, as well as professional groups.  Examples of the different audiences we work with in the community include secondary school students, whānau and staff of kōhanga reo or early childhood centres, parents, grandparents and whānau, health professionals, teachers, clinicians, and tertiary students studying health related programmes. 

We also work alongside people under the care of the Department of Corrections; both in prisons and through Community Corrections.  We work with the Ministry for Children to provide workshops for whānau caring for children.   We are open to working with any group who are interested.

Where do we do this work?

We work across the whole of Aotearoa/New Zealand and have kaiako in most regions. 

How can I get more information?

If you would like more information, please contact info@brainwave.org,nz.

If you are enquiring about booking a workshop for a group you belong to or work with, please contact bookings@brainwave.org.nz

Our Mission

We share knowledge with everyone who influences the lives of pēpi, tamariki and taiohi about the critical importance of brain development during early childhood and adolescence, recognising the positive impact and influence this can have on their wellbeing.