Drug and Alcohol – Alateen 

Provides meetings on a daily basis for those whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Provides a group for teens called Alateen, principally for young people aged 13-17 years.  Ph: 09 309 4792

Salvation Army 

Net Addiction 

Drug Rehab

Substance Abuse Rehab

Recreational drug use and addiction is a complex issue that has permeated the culture and touched the lives of most families.  Find out more here.

Adventure and Youth Development

Outward Bound 

Outward Bound uses an incredible learning environment to aid social and emotional learning, the foundations of personal development. Sponsorship and scholarships for a range of courses are available.

Hillary Outdoors Education Centres 

Spirit of Adventure Trust 

Raise up n Represent

Tracks (Boys) / Tides (Girls)


Autism New Zealand including Aspergers and related disorders 

Autism New Zealand Inc. provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on autism spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome. Our members include those who have these conditions, their family/whanau, caregivers and professionals working with them.


Netsafe (Online Bullying)

Online bullying can be tough to deal with, and it can feel like there’s ‘no escape’ – but there’s help available.

If you’re being bullied online, or if someone has sent or posted something about you that makes you upset, you can contact Netsafe and they'll let you know what you can do about it.

0800 What's Up


The Lowdown

Depression Helpline

Depression and anxiety affects us all differently.  We all face challenges to our mental health. Depression and anxiety changes the way we think, feel and deal with tough times.  Talk to the Depression Helpline today.

Change, Loss & Grief


Community Helpline

211 Community Helpline 

The 211 Community Helpline is a free, confidential service that connects people to a wide range of community services and information.  Ph 0800 211 211.

Internet Safety

NetSafe: The internet safety group 

NetSafe, the programme of New Zealand's Internet Safety Group (ISG), is cybersafety education for all New Zealanders - children, parents, schools, community organisations and businesses. The ISG has been designated the Ministry of Education's 'agent of choice' for cybersafety education in New Zealand.

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.


Big Brothers Big Sisters (Christchurch) 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is designed to provide young people with trustworthy adults who will listen, take an interest in them and be there in times of need.

NZ Youth Mentoring Network 

Parenting Support

Family Works

Kiwi Families



Special Interest Groups

Performance Net 

Based in Auckland, this private company offers regular weekly classes in drama and dance which lead to professional productions, and school holiday programmes.  Contact Performance Net today.

Special Needs

Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Parent to Parent provides information and emotional support to families who have a child with a disability, special need or health impairment. There are more than 3600 different conditions covered by the service, ranging from the very common through to the rarest condition.

Teen Help


Work Preparation and Training

Forward Focus 

Forward Focus provides work preparation and training courses for young people. A range of topics are covered including obtaining a drivers licence, and developing skills that prepare young people for work.

Big Buddy 

Buddy Programme 

Youth Counselling

I Am Hope New Zealand

I Am Hope is the youth and community focused support group run by The Key to Life Charitable Trust set up to connect kids with mental health counsellors and practitioners in their region or online, so they can get timely support, without the added stress of how to pay the bill. 

Find a counsellor here 

or Text or call 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor, completely free of charge.



Home & Family

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