Support Groups and Services
24hr hotline, providing free, confidential information about HIV and AIDS, including information on transmission, testing and treatments. It is an entirely automated service but also offers the option of a live counsellor if required.
Confidential information, advice and referral service for people with questions about their own or someone else’s drinking or drug use. Caller can access brief interventions while those needing ongoing counselling are referred to appropriate local services. The lines are open 10am – 10pm daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. A national service of the Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand.
We provide one on one support for men to help them figure out next steps in their lives. We learn about existing services and supports in the community for men and tell you the options as we know them, as well as comments from other men about the services.
Our staff are queer friendly and have worked with a number of queer men and men having sex with men. Counselling service available.
CPIT has a staff organisation (PolyGlee) to support GLBT people at the institute.
PO Box 13332, Christchurch 8141
Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm and Friday closed for appointment only. We provide service coordination, needs assessment, equipment, employment consultation, support job seekers, training interviews, equipment and adult programmes, annual NZSL Week and Deaf Awareness programmes. Request for NZSL interpreters booking services through www.isign.co.nz
The team sees young people aged 11 – 24 years of age. Usually there is no cost to the client. We predominantly work on a one to one basis with our clients, though we also run some educational group programmes. Our core work is to assist young people to work through problematic behaviour which presents as abuse/violence towards others and also self, responding in a healthy way to difficult emotions, anger guilt , sadness, grief etc. We have a very good supportive team. The one to one programme provides 10-12 sessions where the young person can talk about anything that is impacting on them in a safe, confident and caring environment. There are also opportunities for parents/caregivers to engage with an EY clinician, in support of their young person.
Offers a non-judgmental, confidential, free and supportive service to address the needs and improve the health outcomes of those affected by Hepatitis C in the community. Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm.
Hepatitis C Resource Centre offers support, counselling and advocacy for anyone affected by Hepatitis C. Quarterly newsletter and resources and information. Education sessions available for schools or work places.
Lifeline Aotearoa’s 24/7 helpline offers free, anonymous and confidential support. Volunteers on our community helplines undergo world class counselling training and supervision, providing a caring and professional service to a wide range of people in need. They deal with many kind of issues including psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family problems and with callers who are lonely, ill, depressed or the victims of violence or abuse.
We are committed to providing a safe, effective and innovative service to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of our communities. Whenever you need to talk, we’re here to listen.
Support agency for males who have suffered sexual abuse either in their childhood or as adults. One on One peer support and peer support groups. Access to ACC approved counsellors, telephone and email support. Queer friendly straight people.
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.