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Children & Young People

Children & Young People

Kidsline (0800 KIDSLINE)

  • Telephone 0800 543 754
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  • Postal Address PO Box 74-010, Greenlane 1546, Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Kidsline is New Zealand's original telephone counselling service for children. Kidsline is here to talk and listen to all New Zealand kids up to age 18. Kids can phone from any telephone in New Zealand, Including mobile phones. Kidsline is available nationwide.

KidsLink

  • Telephone 0508 543 75465
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  • Address 6A David Sidwell Place, Whangaparaoa 0932
  • Postal Address PO Box 467, Whangaparaoa
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
KidsLink is an online resource available to parents to find a range of services that specialise in working with children, teenagers and their families with issues that affect their learning, development and well-being.

Marinoto North Child and Youth Team

  • Telephone 09 489 0555 or 0800 489 555
  • Address 124A Shakespeare Road, Milford 0620
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
Marinoto North provides a Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service to the North Shore and Rodney areas from its base at North Shore Hospital. The multi disciplinary team provides assessment and treatment where indicated using the Choice and Partnership Approach. The service is targeted at meeting the most severe Child and Youth Mental Health difficulties.

Marinoto West Child and Youth Team

Overview
Provides mental health assessment and therapy for children and young people from 4-18 years who live in the Waitakere area.

Mixit

  • Telephone 09 838 3095 or 0212557937 (text)
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  • Address Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
Mixit is a creative project for young people from refugee backgrounds mixing it up with migrants and locals. It helps increase confidence, self-expression and communication skills. The creative disciplines used are performing arts based and include dance, drama, music and aerial circus. Mixit regularly performs, runs open courses, which don't require previous experience but do need willingness to turn up regularly. Mixit runs creative workshops every Saturday of the school term 2-4:30pm. Mixers come from all over the greater Auckland area. Support with transport is available for those outside of the Western suburbs.

NetSafe

  • Telephone 0508 638 723 or 09 362 0971
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  • Postal Address PO Box 124 Shortland Street Auckland 1140
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Information and advice on all online issues. Online security, possible online crime and online safety. Resources for schools regarding online safety for young people.

New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust

  • Telephone 09 479 9736
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  • Address Milford Sea Scout Centre, 24 Craig Road, Milford, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 65312 Mairangi Bay, Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust is a non-profit organisation established in 1999. The main purpose of the Trust is to empower Chinese young people to maximize their potential and contribute to New Zealand. Since its inception, the Trust has organised various activities for the Chinese youth as well as their parents.

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

  • Telephone 0508 326 459
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  • Address 64 Anzac Street, Takapuna, 0740
  • Postal Address PO Box 33049 Takapuna 0740 (North Shore)
    Private Bag 306000 Orewa 0946 (Rodney)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
We are the Ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend. Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

Out of School Care Network (OSCN)

  • Telephone 09 366 0320
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  • Address 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna 0622
  • Postal Address PO Box 33 698, Takapuna, Auckland 0740
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
OSCN supports the OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) sector in Auckland with information, advice, training and networking activities for the people who work in the sector.

Parent Aid North West

  • Telephone 09 420 7002, 027 544 1450 or 0800 222 402
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  • Address 1 Porter Crescent, Helensville, Auckland, 0840
  • Postal Address PO Box 5, Helensville, Auckland, 0840
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Parent Aid offers free, practical home help to South Kaipara families with an under five year old. Whether you have a new baby, there is sickness, injury, stress, or just plain tired, Parent Aid can lighten the load. It's like a friend coming in to help with light housework, caring for children while the parent rests or by preparing a meal for the family. Service is available from Kumeu through to Glorit and areas in between.

Premium Kids Care (PKC)

  • Telephone 021 448 886
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  • Address 145-157 Lake Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
PKC offer a safe, friendly, fun out of school care programme including before school care, after school care and holiday programmes. OSCAR approved and WINZ subsidies available. visit www.premiumkidscare.co.nz for more information and pricing.

RainbowYOUTH

  • Telephone 09 376 4155
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  • Address Level 1, 11 Edinburgh Street, Auckland Central 1010
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTIQ) people up to the ages of 27, as well as their wider communities.

Reconnect Family Services

  • Telephone 09 926 5360
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  • Address 15 Puriri Street, New Lynn, Auckland 0600
  • Postal Address PO Box 276182 (New Lynn) or PO Box 276182 (Head Office - Manukau)
  • FAX 09 926 5379
  • Regions Served North Shore, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Reconnect is a nationwide service that provides several programmes aimed at creating a brighter future for troubled and at-risk young people. This includes a residential, therapeutic and educational programme for Care & Protection and Youth Justice Clients, a Supported Bail programme, a Maori youth offenders programme and a vocational mentoring service. See the website for a full list of branches.

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society

  • Telephone 09 838 0981
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  • Address 8B Constellation Drive, Rosedale, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation, community-owned and governed, providing a caring, professional well child and family and whānau service. Plunket is committed to providing universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity, location or ability to pay. This is at the heart of Plunket and is essential to provide a positive environment for parents. Free access to lactation consultants.

Seasons North Shore & Hibiscus Coast (Seasons)

  • Telephone 09 410 5117
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  • Address 2/38A Blakeborough Drive
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
Seasons is a peer support programme to help children, teenagers and adults cope with any grief, loss or change in their lives through death, separation, divorce, relocation, imprisonment of a family member, etc. The programme operates for an hour a week over a period of 8 weeks. A donation of $30 is asked to cover resources used.

SKIDS - Before & After School Care

  • Telephone 0800 274 172
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Out of School care programme. Fully trained staff. Approved by OSCAR and is WINZ subsidised. Programmes operate from 7am to 8.30am and from 3pm to 6pm. Programmes run through different primary schools. See website or phone for details.

Springboard Community Works

  • Telephone 09 425 4623
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  • Address 58 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach 0920
  • Postal Address Po Box 112, Snells Beach 0942
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
Springboard Community Works runs various programmes to engage and connect, upskill and mentor marginalised young people and families. Some of the programmes include alternative education, youth offender intervention, work transition initiatives, and family support services.

Stand Children's Services Auckland

  • Telephone 09 534 4017
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  • Address 1-9 Pigeon Mountain Road, Half Moon Bay, Auckland 2012
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Our services include home and school based social work services, a nationwide therapeutic care and education service for children and families, child and family mentoring, and respite services for caregivers, including grandparents and foster parents. Programmes provided by Stand Children’s Services include Family Development Programmes such as Te Puawai, Keeping the Magic Going, Stepping Out, Family Friends, and Family Return on Investment (Family ROI).

Strengthening Families

  • Telephone 09 441 8989, 027 498 7074, 09 423 6006 Ext 3
    027476 0020 (North Shore), 09 837 9069 or 09 835 1288 (Waitakere)
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  • Address Hearts and Minds, Level 1, 65 Pearn Crescent, Northcote 0627 (North Sore)
    C/O Family Works, 3 Montel Avenue, Henderson, Auckland 0612 (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
This is a free service whereby the co-ordinator calls a meeting/s, with all agencies such as schools, mental or physical health agencies, whanau, or government agencies present, to collaboratively work out an action plan to support the family (with a child/ren 17 or under) in their goals for improved well being. By having everyone there at once, you only need to tell your story once.

Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START)

  • Telephone 09 579 6775
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  • Address The Stichbury Bidwill Centre, 251 Campbell Rd, Greenlane, Auckland 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 24435, Royal Oak, Auckland, 1345
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
START is a registered charitable trust that provides specialist treatment and support for people of all ages who stutter. START works with preschool, school age children, teens and adults. We provide individual and group therapy and offer therapy. We have two clinics in Auckland - Greenlane and Albany and also provide therapy via Skype for those live outside the Auckland area. We also raise awareness of stuttering in the community. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you or someone you know is stuttering - there is help available.
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