Action Education offers a tailored approach to working with community groups. It works with an interactive action orientated methodology to assist in the engagement and development of young people and those that work with them.
Our aim is to provide high quality, accurate and timely research that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have undertaken the Youth2000 survey series in New Zealand high schools. We welcome collaborations.
The Aotea Family Support Group Charitable Trust (est 1983) is a community organisation providing the residents of Great Barrier Island with a range of social services, resources and organised events.
The Auckland Council began operating on 1 November 2010, combining the functions of the existing regional council and the region's seven previous city and district councils into one "super council".
Auckland Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual health care that is client focused, culturally appropriate and of an excellent standard. It is a specialist service offering free and confidential sexual health care.
Bays Youth, (Bays Youth Community Trust) exists to work in the East Coast Bays, focussing on positive early intervention and support for 11 to 18 year old youth.
BGI is a non-government organisation based in Wellington, committed to the development of youth in the community. It facilitates mentoring, therapeutic adventures, dance classes, youth group in-school programmes, youth-led action research and youth worker training.
Supporting young people aged 13-24 living with cancer. This includes patients, siblings and bereaved siblings. CanTeen aims to support, develop and empower young people and uses the power of peer to peer support to ensure no young person goes through cancer alone.
Canterbury Youth Workers Collective aims to support Youth Workers to provide a professional service to young people while promoting that self-care is paramount.
Careerforce is the industry training organisation for the health, aged care, disability, social services and cleaning services sectors.
Careers New Zealand is the government agency responsible for leading the career development of all New Zealanders. It works to help people make smart decisions about work and learning in New Zealand.
CCS Disability Action is nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
Challenge 2000 is a youth development agency focused primarily on ages 12-17 and their families. Challenge 2000 provides a range of services including mentoring, respite care, community centre programmmes, social workers and youth workers in secondary schools, youth justice options, employment training, leadership and development, camps, youth groups, and much more.
The Christchurch Youth Council (Rūnaka Taiohi o Ōtautahi) is dedicated to advocating for a strong youth voice in Christchurch. They aim to provide young people with the avenue to have their say and to create a community where the youth voice is as valued as all others in the community.
Directions Youth Health Centre is Hawkes Bay's youth one stop shop. It provides a confidential and free healthcare service specifically focused on youth aged between 10 - 24 years. it is able to provide comprehensive and wrap-around care through its team which includes a GP, nurses, counsellor, social worker and youth worker.
Eastern Southern Youth Trust supports and enables youth workers to work with young people and their whanau in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs of Wellington.
Evolve is a youth service in central Wellington for young people aged 10-25. Young people are actively involved in all levels of the service, from day to day operation to service delivery and governance. All of its services are free and confidential.
The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work provides high quality programmes in Social Work, Counselling, and Social and Community Leadership to empower people to take their interest in working with young people, families and communities and truly make a positive difference for others.
Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. It provides a range of services including sexual and reproductive health information, clinical services, education and training and research.
Family Works Northern is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that’s here to support families in every way we can. We’re part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider that’s been around for more than 130 years.
Far North REAP is a local, community-based non-profit organisation which provides flexible formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the Far North.
GirlGuiding is New Zealand’s largest girl-only organisation, offering girls and young women opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities and outdoor adventures so they reach their potential and can make a difference in the world.
Gore and Dsitricts Community Youth Worker Trust provides one on one and group programmes to children and young people who need support and advice.
Graeme Dingle Foundation aims to inspire all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills.
Hamilton City Council works to offer the best -economically, environmentally, socially and culturally - to everyone who lives here.
Health Connections is passionate about improving outcomes for young people. We do this by transforming services for young people, up-skilling the workforce and delivering youth health services. We are an independent business. We have youth health and development potency. We are responsive to our client’s needs.
The HPA leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes.It also undertakes functions specific to providing advice and research on alcohol issues.
The High Tech Youth Network is a pioneering learning & development community of closely affiliated High Tech Youth Studios and people that support each other, young people and underserved communities across the Oceania region.
Hohepa offers opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to live, learn and work with others of all abilities in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect.
Inspiring Stories is a charitable trust operating nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.
ITANZ is a New Zealand registered charitable trust and provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their families.
JustSpeak is a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.Based on evidence and experience, we seek to create a safer and more just Aotearoa by minimising imprisonment, enabling better rehabilitation for offenders, and focusing on the social problems that lead to offending.
They are committed to serving and supporting sustainable neighbourhoods because our role succeeds where communities thrive.
KYDT (formerly Te Roopu O Wai Ora) is a community-based social service provider working alongside ‘at-risk’ young people and their whānau.
Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 living in Kapiti. Its Service is available for all health concerns and issues whether physical or emotional.
Rangatahi Tu Rangatira is a programme that encourages rangatahi participation and leadership in all forms of physical activity and Nutrition, with a particular focus on Traditional Māori Tākaro (games) tikanga (values) and other Whānau, Hapu, Iwi based initiatives. There is also a strong emphasis on Kai (food) and encouraging rangatahi to value food sources that contribute positively to their well-being and potential.
Life to the Max Horowhenua offers a free wrap-around service for young people aged from 10-19 years and their families. It offers innovative programmes and service to reduce the harm and risk associated with young peoples’ alcohol and drug use, offending and other at risk behaviours.
Lifehack is a space where people can come together to develop new approaches, projects and ventures, with young people at the centre of the process. We bridge backgrounds, skill sets and place, and empower young people and communities to redefine their own version of success. In short, Lifehack is the R&D ground for Youth Wellbeing interventions.
The Mental Health Foundation is a charitable trust that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. We specialise in mental health promotion with a focus on the provision of information and resources on topics such as depression awareness, youth mental health promotion, suicide prevention, social inclusion and the reduction of stigma and discrimination, consumer/tangata whaiora issues, older people’s mental health and workplace mental health. We seek to inform, influence and advocate in all areas of mental health and wellbeing through research projects, policy and development work. The Mental Health Foundation has a comprehensive Resource and Information Service, which holds a wealth of information on a variety of mental health topics and provides a nationwide service to all New Zealanders.
Our mission at Motown Collective is to stimulate positivity and growth within our rangatahi, instilling mana and establishing positive relationships.
Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective exists to enhance the provision of youth services by supporting and equipping Youth Workers to improvie outcomes for youth throughout the Nelson Tasman region.
Ngati Awa Social & Health Services is constituted and mandated to provide all social, health and employment services to Ngāti Awa and the wider community within the Whakatane area.
Northland DHB is the funder, planner and a key provider of health and disability services for the population of Te Tai Tokerau (Northland). Employing over 2200 staff and covering the area from Topuni in the south to North Cape, it serves a population of about 148,500.
Number 10 offer a range of specialty youth services as a one stop shop for young people aged between 10 – 24 years and their whānau/families. They use a Te Whare Tapa Wha Model which promotes Physical, Mental, Spiritual and whānau/family well being.
The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network is a "charitable trust" that works alongside those that work with young people. We aim to provide advice, support, access to best practice resources and training in Mentoring.
Odyssey House is one of New Zealand’s most well respected and experienced providers of addiction treatment services. Through its Amplify and Stand-Up programmes, it works in close partnership with participating schools to provide easy access support for young people whose lives are influenced by alcohol and other drugs.
Outward Bound is New Zealand's leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.
PICTT is a service in Tauranga NZ whose vision is to see the Pacific Community in Tauranga being visible, supported and celebrated.
Supporting people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. There aren’t many organisations which can claim a history going back to the 1800’s, but we can. What we do At the beginning of this century it was easy to describe what Pact did. We provided community support, supported accommodation and day programmes to people recovering from mental illness and people with intellectual disabilities. But now we have expanded so much, there is just no way to cover every type of service we provide in one sentence. Of course we can provide a list of services: •Family/whanau support •Financial capability (budget advice) •Heartlands •Housing coordination •Individually-funded services •Intensive monitoring •Maori services (Miringa Whakaaro) •Pacific cultural navigation •Respite (including carer support) •RIDSAS Or we could list the needs of the people we support: •Children and youth •Family/whanau of children and youth recovering from mental illness •Adults •The elderly •Offenders with an intellectual disability •High-risk offenders •People recovering from mental illness •People with a physical or intellectual disability •People wanting to overcome alcohol and other drug or gambling addiction •People requiring a Pacific or Maori cultural base to their support •People needing help with personal finances and/or housing But what does all of that really say? The vision outlined at the top of this page sums it up best. We provide support to anyone with a need so they can lead fulfilling lives in the community. We don’t care why you need our support or what that support looks like. It’s our job to figure that out with you. •Accommodation (supported accommodation, supportive landlord, social housing) •Alcohol, other drugs and gambling addiction •Child & youth (supported accommodation, day programmes, community support) •Community support •Consumer advisors and peer support •Employment/vocational
The Palmerston North Youth Space is a welcoming, safe, alcohol and drug free facility for teens to call their own. It is somewhere to find inspiration, be creative, socialise and equip yourself with the tools and skills needed to help teens live life to the fullest.
Praxis is a network of Christian practitioners in youth and community work. It exists to support people who contribute to the development of young people in their communities. It is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment and operates in partnerships with churches, mission organisations and community groups at local, national and international levels.
RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28, as well as their wider communities. We provide information, referral, peer-support, education, professional development & a drop-in centre. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website.
Reconnect Family Services offers care and protection for young people, while reducing their reoffending rates.
Rubicon works with youth and alcohol and drug issues in the Northland area, Rubicon's services also include weekly self referral school clinics available to all young people requiring counselling and support with drug and alcohol issues.
We empower youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference. Our vision is that in 2025, more than 25,000 youth will enjoy scouting adventures. They will come from every background with a place for all, shape their own experiences and make a positive difference for New Zealand.
Shakti Legal Advocacy & Family Social Services Inc. (formerly the Shakti Migrant Resource Centre) has its origins in the Shakti Asian Women's Support Group founded in 1995 by migrant women. The Group set up the Shakti Migrant Resource Centre in the year 2000 with the objective of providing advocacy and settlement service for all migrants.
Skylight offers a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause, and whatever their age. It also equips, trains and supports those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers and professionals.
St John of God Waipuna is a specialist youth agency in Christchurch which manages an innovative range of programmes providing young people, their families/whanau and the community with support and opportunities for development.
St John Youth has over 6,000 members and you could be part of the action! We focus on first aid, health care, leadership, communication and of course fun! All in a safe environment that encourages discovery and growth. To find out more about joining please contact our youth team at email@example.com or call 0800 785 646.
Sticks ‘n Stones is a student led project managed by Central Otago REAP focused on taking positive action online to reduce Cyberbullying.
Superu's purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they can make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealanders, New Zealand's communities, families and whānau.
Te Ahurei a Rangatahi is a youth health and wellbeing organisation that provides peer education programmes to rangatahi (youth) in mainstream and Māori focused kura/schools, alternative learning centres, training academies and youth groups.
Te Horowhenua Trust is responsible for the delivery of library services to the community within Horowhenua. Appointed trustees work with the Horowhenua District Council to ensure the District is provided with an excellent community-driven Library service.
Te Ora Hou Aotearoa is a network of faith-based Māori youth and community development organisations. We have centres around the country and do what we can to support young people and their families in partnership with whānau, neighbourhoods and other organisations.
The Collaborative's vision is to ensure that well trained, and well informed professionals work with young people to guarantee their healthy development. The maintain a holistic view of healthy development which includes wellbeing in the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, family, school and community areas of life.
The Malcam Charitable Trust was founded in 1988 by Malcolm Cameron on the premise that young people can and do make a difference.
The Peace Foundation (Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand) offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities - both in New Zealand and overseas.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and an evangelical branch of the Christian Church, which expresses its ministry through a balance of spiritual and social programmes.It fights poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Toi Ora Live Art Trust provides an array of visual arts, writing, music and recording classes and workshops that are tutored by professional practitioners with experience and/or an understanding of the issues surrounding mental health.
Unitec is New Zealand's largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. We offer leading employment-focused education, including the Bachelor of Health and Social Development with a major in Youth Development.
Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero) is the one-stop-shop for all the information, application, enrolment and support services students need to study at Unitec.
Vibe is a "One Stop Shop" providing the following service's; health service, support service and youth service.
Wellington is New Zealand's centre of government and the world's southernmost capital city. It is also the country's cultural capital, third most populous urban area in New Zealand and home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals.
The Wellington Regional Youth Worker Trust is mandated by the local youth workers network and resourced by the Department of Internal Affairs. It encourages the development of training opportunities for youth workers, towards increasing the quality of youth work practices.
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), is one of New Zealands leading providers of applied vocational education and training.
Whangarei Youth Space has been set up to give young people aged 12–24 years old somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to and access to support and health services. It’s a place where they can socialise in a safe, positive way, take part in fun activities, and learn new skills. We give young people the space to develop the tools they need for life, work and a healthy future.
White Elephant Trust is a youth-driven charity aimed to cultivate leadership and facilitate positive youth development.
Women's Health Action is a charitable trust which aims to provide women with high quality information and education services to enable them to maintain their health and make informed choices about their health care.
Workforce Development is a private training company, which has been serving New Zealand communities, businesses and government departments for over 20 years.
The Christchurch YMCA is one of the largest YMCAs and like all Ys it has its own particular set of focuses as it tries to make a difference in the community.
Nearly 150 years serving our community! The YMCA has been part of the Nelson & Tasman community for a long time with our core values of; responsibility; respect; caring and honesty
The YMCAs across the country work together on a number of shared projects and aim to build strong people, strong families and strong communities by being locally responsive and engaged but also nationally co-operative and supportive.
YMCA South and Mid Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation that provides educational programmes for students aged from 16 to 65 years of age and various youth, sport and recreation programmes, services and activities for youth aged from 12 to 24 years of age.
Youth Horizons supports children, young people and their families/whānau with challenging conduct, anti-social behaviour and/or mental health needs, through the use of evidence-based models.Their focus is on behavioural management, parenting support, and reintegration with families within an in-home, out-of-home or community setting.
The Youth One Stop Shop offers free information, support, advocacy, counselling, health services, preparation or life skills programmes and holiday programmes for young people in Palmerston North aged between 10 and 24.
Youth Services Trust plans to be a true One Stop Shop for the youth of Whanganui providing them with a relevant, holistic and wrap around service within a youth orientated environment.
YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. It provides free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who is unable to access legal help elsewhere, or those acting on their behalf. YouthLaw also provides law related education to young people and those who work with them, and develops legal education resources, including a free phone app.
Youthline is a youth development organisation offering counselling services, information and referral, training and development programmes, youth work services, research, policy development and social enterprise.
Youthline Palmerston North works to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them and support them to achieve their potential.
Youthtown is a nationally operated, not for profit organisation who empower young New Zealanders to be the best they can be. Youthtown achieves this through their 5 key programmes of After School, Holidays, Sport, Outdoors and Youth. Youthtown are highly regarded for the programmes they offer young people and they're committed to providing a safe environment where young New Zealanders can ‘dream it, do it’ with Youthtown.
Is part of the world’s largest women’s organisation, a Global network of 25 million women leading social and economic change in over 125 countries worldwide. They have a proud heritage of providing FREE community programmes in Auckland for over 125 years which deliver on our mission to Empower Women. YWCA Auckland are passionate advocates of young women’s leadership development, and what we do makes a real difference in New Zealand women’s lives.
YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is the national organisation for the YWCA movement in NZ. We are here to support individual and community change by empowering women, especially young women, to develop and exercise their individual and collective leadership through enhancing their spiritual, physical, mental and cultural well-being. We are committed to addressing all forms of oppression, so that women may together attain social and economic justice. The YWCA’s work around the country is underpinned by an intergenerational model where leadership is shared between women of all ages and enables opportunities for young women to thrive and contribute in their own lives and their communities.
Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.