How we work

At Jenny Bell Oranga we use evidence based skills and techniques that create a sense of control, enabling us to be proactive in life rather than reactive.

Our techniques include:

  • mindfulness;
  • attention training;
  • thought challenging;
  • identifying and building support networks;
  • advanced problem solving strategies; and
  • conflict resolution training.

The above techniques are grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Theory (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT).

We know that one-size does not fit all, so we offer a range of options to work with you and your child.

These include:

  • Small groups (6 or less) for our Friends programs.
  • One-on-one for our Friends programs.
  • Small groups (3 or less) for our SAS programs.
  • One-on-one for our SAS programs.

We also work one-on-one in other programs on request.


Where we work

You have the option of working with us at:

  • Our Centre in Hamilton
  • Your child’s school
  • Your home

About Jenny

Social & Emotional Resilience Programs for children, teens, adults and families

Jenny Bell | Founder of Jenny Bell Oranga Ltd

Jenny Bell is a trained and experienced RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour) who now works in her private practice in Hamilton.

Jenny has worked in both primary and secondary school sectors for many years.  During her time as a Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour she was extremely concerned by the number of referrals for children presenting with elevated levels of anxiety. This led Jenny to explore what evidenced based intervention and prevention programmes were available to support and build children’s emotional resilience and well-being.

In January 2013 Jenny became a licensed partner with Pathways Health & Resource Centre. Jenny Bell Oranga Ltd prides itself on delivering quality training to individuals and organisations to become facilitators of the FRIENDS programmes.

Jenny has continued training in a range of evidence based social and emotional resiliency programs, such as Secret Agent Society, Cool Kids and Chilled.  In 2016 Jenny became an accredited provider in the positive parenting programs Standard Triple P and Standard Teen Triple P, and in 2018 she trained as an Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapist for depression and anxiety disorders.

Jenny is passionate about equipping children and adults with the skills to manage life’s ups and downs. Her other passions are her family, garden, painting and her four dogs.

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Our vision

The Vision of Jenny Bell Oranga Ltd. is to educate, encourage and inspire people to increase their sense of wellbeing and happiness, and through this process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.

Our mission

Empowering people to be resilient for life

The woven leaf of our logo is representative of how we achieve this; the three light green strands depict the dynamic relationship between whakapiri / engagement, whakamarama/ enlightenment and whakamana/ empowerment. The two dark green strands woven through represent that of health and well-being. The butterfly represents transformation / change through our personal growth journey.

Our philosophy

Tuhonohono Rangatahi / Weaving Connections through

Whakapiri / Engagement

  • Successful engagement leads to better outcomes
  • Successful engagement leads to a readiness and willingness to engage in wellbeing programmes
  • Establishing rapport requires attention to; intuitive understanding of cultural nuance; use of space, time, boundaries & ways of thinking

Whakamarama / Enlightenment

  • Interventions should lead to a higher level of enlightenment. That is, increased awareness, understanding and maturity
  • Enlightenment, may be; sensed / (taha) wairua; understood / (taha) hinengaro; felt / (taha) tinana; shared / (taha) whanau

Whakamana / Empowerment

  • Interventions should ultimately lead to empowerment
  • Our mission is to empower people to be resilient for life