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Links

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

Health

Wanaka Medical Centre
15 minute appointments from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Weekends and Public Holidays Clinics are held at 9am and at 5pm. For appointments or after hours emergencies phone 443 7811. Based at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, 23 Cardrona Road, Wanaka
www.wanakamedical.co.nz

Aspiring Medical
15 minute appointments from 8.30am-6pm Monday-Friday. Weekends and Public Holidays Clinics are held at 9am and at 4pm. For appointments or after hours emergencies phone 443 1226. Based at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, 23 Cardrona Road, Wanaka

Health Point
Up to date information about medical specialists and hospital treatment. Info about providers, treatment, referral and how to access them.
www.healthpoint.co.nz

Family Planning (FPA)
Info, health promotion and services for sexual and reproductive health
www.familyplanning.org.nz

Healthline
A free 24-hour telephone health advice service - 0800 611 116
www.moh.govt.nz/healthline

Mental Health

Reach Out

An Australian based website with heaps of helpful factsheets, blogs, forums and information about a range of mental health difficulties.
http://reachout.com

The Lowdown
Info, stories & support for young people affected by depression
www.thelowdown.co.nz

Depression.org
National Depression Initiative website - fronted by John Kirwan. They also run a free helpline - 0800 111 757
http://www.depression.org.nz/content/home

Likeminds
Like Minds, Like Mine is a national, publicly funded programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
http://www.likeminds.org.nz

Chur Chur Bro
Bilingual mental health website for rangatahi Maori. Offers interactive activities with a focus on wellbeing, mental health, addictions and career resources.
www.churchurbro.co.nz

Living Works
Suicide prevention education website. Provides learning programmes to help caregivers play a role in preventing suicide.
www.livingworks.org.nz   

CASPER
CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention & Research Trust) provides much needed practical, emotional and informational support to families bereaved by suicide and a voice for the estimated 65,000 families affected by suicide in the past 20 years.
http://www.casper.org.nz/

Live for tomorrow
Live For Tomorrow was dreamt up by Zeal, a youth organisation that exists to positively influence New Zealand’s young people through creativity. Live For Tomorrow began as a response to those days when you’re just struggling to get through.
http://livefortomorrow.co.nz/

Common Ground
Common Ground aims to ensure parents, families, whānau and friends of young people have easy access to information that will help them support young people to manage hard times, and enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. The website gives whānau access to information, tools and support, so they can assist young people to get the right kind of help when they need it. They also provide space for sharing ideas and experiences, acknowledging the expertise and wisdom of parents, whānau and young people themselves. People can connect by sharing their own experiences and suggestions about supporting young people. 

http://www.commonground.org.nz/

Support Services/Advice

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/

GLBT Youth

Rainbow Youth
An Auckland based Queer*/GLBTTFIAQ** Youth Organisation. Run for Youth, by Youth
www.rainbowyouth.org.nz

Outline
Free, confidential and non-judgemental phone counselling service. 0800 OUTLINE (688 5463)
www.gayline.org.nz

Curious
An online forum and blog for queer youth, with heaps of info and directories for where to find groups and support.
www.curious.org.nz

Born free and Equal
A quick PDF guide to sexual orientation, sex and gender identity
http://www.hrc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BornFreeEqual_for_Web.pdf

Employment and Study

Mount Aspiring College
www.mtaspiring.school.nz

Wanaka Primary School
www.wanaka.school.nz

Otago Polytechnic
www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz

Universities NZ
http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/

Department of Labour
Information, fact sheets & advice about employment rights, laws and entitlements in NZ www.dol.govt.nz/

Seek
A New Zealand job site - search for job ads and training opportunities
www.seek.co.nz

Neuvoo
Neuvoo is a job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards.
www.neuvoo.co.nz

Equal Employment Opportunities Trust
Provides information and tools on EEO and raises awareness of diversity issues in the workplace
www.eeotrust.org.nz

Career Services
Provides information and advice for everything from courses, training and career decisions to how to apply for jobs or scholarships, CV making and interview skills.
www.careers.govt.nz

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
The official government organisation that coordinates the administration and quality assurance of national qualifications in New Zealand.
www.nzqa.govt.nz 

Youth Guarantee 
The Youth Guarantee initiative aims to provide learners with more choices, ways and places to achieve NCEA level 2 or equivalent. A range of Youth Guarantee initiatives such as Secondary-Tertiary Programmes (including Trades Academies), Service Academies and Fees-free places provide learners with new opportunities to engage in higher education and vocational training, for free.
http://youthguarantee.net.nz

Cultural

Maori Culture Online
Links to a range of Maori websites
www.culture.co.nz

Te Puni Kokiri
The Ministry of Maori Development
www.tpk.govt.nz/en/

Office of Ethnic Affairs
Information, resources and links for a wide range of ethnic groups in NZ. *Ethnic groups may be identified on the basis of race, religion, language or traditional beliefs as well as national or geographic origins.
www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz

Refugee Services
A refugee resettlement agency with info, news, events, resources & links.
www.refugeeservices.org.nz

Human Rights Commission
Information on race relations and human rights for all New Zealanders.
http://www.hrc.co.nz

Youth Clubs & Trusts

- South Island Youth Clubs

Alexandra and districts Youth Service
These guys have their own club and run a large mixture of courses, events and support services both in and out of school.
www.alexandrayouth.co.nz 

The Youth Booth
Based in Queenstown and the surrounding area. They have their own Youth club called 'The Youth Booth' and offer a wide variety of activities and services to the Wakatipu area.
www.theyouthbooth.co.nz

Roxburgh Youth
Supported by the Teviot valley Community Christian Trust. Roxburgh Youth has their own youth club and offer structured activities for their local youth.
www.tvcct.org.nz

Rock Solid Dunedin
The Straight Up Trust is a charitable non-profit organisation based in South Dunedin. They offer early intervention services, Community support and a host of other activities.
www.rocksoliddunedin.co.nz

Youth Town
Christchurch, Oamaru. One of New Zealand's largest and oldest Youth services, Youth Town offer a huge range of services, support and events for young people.
www.youthtown.org.nz

- North Island Youth Clubs

Youth Town
Auckland, Taupo, Wellington. One of New Zealand's largest and oldest Youth services, Youth Town offer a huge range of services, support and events for young people.
www.youthtown.org.nz

Vibe
Based in Wellington, Vibe is a "One Stop Shop" providing a Health Service, Support Service and Youth Service. Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers and Youth Workers provide client centred, strengths based service to young people.
www.vibe.org.nz

Evolve
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. All services are free and confidential. They offer primary health services including a GP, nurses, sexual health, counselling and social support. They also provide peer support, information, referrals, and a hang out space where young people can drop in and use the computer, grab a cup of tea or coffee, or join in with our programmes and activities.
www.evolveyouth.org.nz/

YOSS

Based in Palmerston North, the Youth One Stop Shop empowers young people to make informed choices to enhance their positive well-being and self development. We strive for a community where young people have the opportunities to actively participate in decisions which impact on their well-being.

http://www.yoss.org.nz/

 

Government

Ministry of Youth Development
www.myd.govt.nz

Ministry of Health
www.moh.govt.nz

Child, Youth & Family
www.cyf.govt.nz

Office of the Children's Commissioner
www.occ.org.nz

Office of Ethnic Affairs
www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz

Human Rights Commission
www.hrc.co.nz

Health & Disability Commissioner
www.hdc.org.nz