Links Here are some useful links. Let us know if you can think of any others.

Youthline
Offers a range of youth development and support services. Well known for their youth phone counselling service – 0800 37 66 33
www.youthline.co.nz

Sex ‘n’ Respect
This site has a range of information about rights and responsibilities when it comes to sexuality, including how to keep safe, where to get support, and the impact of sexual violence.
www.sexnrespect.co.nz

Skylight
A support service for children, young people and their families/whanau through change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause.
http://www.skylight.org.nz

Just Focus
Youth project about NZ & global issues
www.justfocus.org.nz

Urge
Info, events and message board for young people
www.urge.co.nz

Global Focus
Global Focus Aotearoa is a specialist provider of information and education on global and development issues. Their website gives quick access to a free lending library, magazines, teaching resources, email updates, training information and much more.
www.globalfocus.org.nz

Youth Law
Info about the law and your rights
www.youthlaw.co.nz

Citizen’s Advice Bureau
An independant community organisation with centres all over the country. CAB can provide information, advice, advocacy and support to individuals about a full range of issues and support services available in your area.

Barnados
A support and advocacy service for children and families. The website has a number of fact sheets and information about children, parenting, family, school, bullying and wellbeing.
www.barnados.org.nz

Wanaka Community Networks
Wanaka’s one stop shop for Fostering Community and Social Development in the Central Lakes District. Community Networks is also the service provider for the Wanaka based School Holiday programmes for children aged between 5 – 14yrs.
www.communitynetworks.co.nz

Strengthening Families 
Supporting families that are going through difficulties. Strengthening families works directly with the family, pulling in other local support agencies and networks to work towards positive goals.
www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz 

NetSafe – Learn / Guide / Protect
A one stop shop for all things relating to Internet safety and the issues facing young people online today. This site is full of useful hints, pointers and facts.
www.netsafe.org.nz

Youth Service
Youth Service helps you find the best option for education, training or work-based learning that will help you build your skills and find a job. It also has information on accessing unsupported youth benefit and support for young parents.
http://youthservice.govt.nz/

Skylight
Skylight supports people of all ages who are facing a tough life situation of change, loss, trauma or grief – whatever the cause. They also assist those wanting to help them.
http://skylight.org.nz/

CCS Disability Action

They work with disabled people and communities…to ensure decisions are made by disabled people. With sixteen branches around the country, they provide frontline support and services, and create local awareness and education around disability issues.
http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/