Support Groups and Services

0800 802 437

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.

0800 787 797

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.

357 Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch 8011
(03) 365 9000

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.

130 Madras Street, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140
(03) 940 8286
Robert Watson

CPIT has a staff organisation (PolyGlee) to support GLBT people at the institute.

96 Bristol Street, St Albans, Christchurch
PO Box 13332, Christchurch 8141
0800 332 322 or NZ Relay: 0800 4 877 877 or txt only: 021 324 828

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

36 Lismore St, Waltham, Christchurch 8011
(03) 365 6266 or 0800 478 778

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.

10 Washington Way, Christchurch PO Box 22 478, Christchurch
(03) 377 8689
Jenny Bourke

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.

357 Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch 8011 PO Box 10 354, Christchurch 8145
(03) 366 3608 or 0800 22 4372 (0800 22 HEPC)

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.

0800 543 354

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.

(03) 377 6747 or 027 353 3854
Ken Clearwater

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.