Before you apply
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The impact of Covid on the Bryant Retreat for Women
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer women the opportunity to stay at the Bryant Retreat during Level 3. It was our intention to review that when we went to Level 2, however with the ongoing uncertainty around how and when restrictions will change in the Waikato Region, we have made the difficult decision to keep the Retreat closed until we open again in 2022. We normally close the Retreat mid- December for the summer break but there will be no further stays this year
While we we will continue to accept referrals from GPs, but be aware that with quite a wait list it may be mid-March or so before we can offer stays to new referrals.
In the meantime, our amazing team at the Retreat are baking up a storm in the kitchen to provide yummy home baked cookies and cakes for kai parcels being provided to families affected by Covid
Please revisit our website as the covid restrictions change. in the meantime, from the team at DV Bryant Trust, Kia noho haumaru - stay safe
The Bryant Retreat is for women feeling worn out, run down or exhausted and who simply need some time out for complete rest and relaxation. There are no wellbeing therapies or services offered – just good old-fashioned aroha (care) and nutritious kai (food) in a relaxing and peaceful sea-side environment.
The Retreat is not a health or disability service and cannot provide medical or mental health care or support. Guests must be medically and mentally well enough to take care of their own day to day needs. The retreat is not suitable for women who:
- have mental health issues that are not controlled/stable and need mental health management or supervision;
- are dependent/withdrawing from drugs, alcohol or other substances;
- need wheelchair access or help to move, wash, toilet, dress or eat;
- have bandages/dressings that must be professionally applied or need help to use medical equipment or take medication;
- have difficulty relating to others and/or are uncooperative/unpredictable
- have specific food allergies - we can only cater for diabetic, vegetarian, dairy/gluten intolerant diets (not coeliac disease).
- have difficulty interacting with people they don’t know