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Sahaayta

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Mental Health & Addictions

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Description

Sahaayta’s vision is to enhance the status, health and wellbeing of South-Asian community through holistic, confidential and culturally appropriate services. 

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Contact us for non judgemental support and advice from our friendly team of skilled professionals.

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Website / App

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Referral

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Charges

Our qualified team provides services for anyone who needs it with utmost integrity. Contributions from our clients are essential for us to continue to provide our services. Some charges may apply. We can help you apply for WINZ counselling subsidy if you are eligible. Please discuss possible payment/donation options with your counsellor.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Discounts available, Fees apply, Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

Arabic, Dutch, English, Fiji Hindi, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu

Programmes

Counselling & Social Support

Whilst we work with people from all cultures, genders and religions, Sahaayta’s primary focus remains the safety well-being of South-Asian migrant and refugee families. We provide culturally appropriate counselling for: Individuals Couples Families Children Youth Elderly We provide general counselling in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Fiji-Hindi, Tulu, Arabic, Dutch and English with issues relating to: Migration and settling in Grief and loss Anger Self Esteem Relationships Conflict resolution Stress Anxiety Depression Domestic Violence and Abuse Trauma Communication Parenting We offer periodical seminars, workshops and groups (not court approved) which can also be run on request for groups of at least 6 people at a reasonable fee. Anger Management Programme, Ahimsa Men's Non Violence Programme, Saveraa Self Esteem Group and Parvarish Parenting Programme can be delivered in a group or individual format. In addition we conduct Sahaara women's group monthly. We network with and provide information on appropriate community organisations and help with accessing these services (legal services, budgeting, food parcels, specialist services etc).

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Refugee / migrant

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Contact us for more information.

Description

Whilst we work with people from all cultures, genders and religions, Sahaayta’s primary focus remains the safety well-being of South-Asian migrant and refugee families. We provide culturally appropriate counselling for:

  • Individuals
  • Couples  
  • Families
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Elderly

We provide general counselling in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Fiji-Hindi, Tulu, Arabic, Dutch and English with issues relating to: 

  • Migration and settling in
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Trauma 
  • Communication
  • Parenting

We offer periodical seminars, workshops and groups (not court approved) which can also be run on request for groups of at least 6 people at a reasonable fee. Anger Management Programme, Ahimsa Men's Non Violence Programme, Saveraa Self Esteem Group and Parvarish Parenting Programme can be delivered in a group or individual format. In addition we conduct Sahaara women's group monthly. 

We network with and provide information on appropriate community organisations and help with accessing these services (legal services, budgeting, food parcels, specialist services etc).

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

SITAARE - Children's Programmes - Sitaare (6-8 weeks) programme for children aged 6-10, who have experienced family harm - Life skills (7 weeks) programme for children aged 8-12, who have difficulty expressing feelings appropriately - Transitioning (6 weeks) programme for children aged 12-14 aimed at promoting self confidence SAVERAA - 12 LAWS OF KARMA - 12 week programme aimed at Breaking the Cycle of Violence for women SOCH - Community education and awareness programmes for youth and adults with current and pertinent topics such as family harm, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual violence.

  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Counselling
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services

SITAARE - Children's Programmes
- Sitaare (6-8 weeks) programme for children aged 6-10, who have experienced family harm
- Life skills (7 weeks) programme for children aged 8-12, who have difficulty expressing feelings appropriately
- Transitioning (6 weeks) programme for children aged 12-14 aimed at promoting self confidence

SAVERAA - 12 LAWS OF KARMA - 12 week programme aimed at Breaking the Cycle of Violence for women

SOCH - Community education and awareness programmes for youth and adults with current and pertinent topics such as family harm, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual violence.

Advocacy
Stopping violence services

AHIMSA - Non-violence Programme Culturally appropriate 12-16 week Non Violence Programme currently being offered on individual basis. Topics range from anger management, effects of violence, respectful relationships, New Zealand Law, communication, parenting etc.

AHIMSA - Non-violence Programme
Culturally appropriate 12-16 week Non Violence Programme currently being offered on individual basis. Topics range from anger management, effects of violence, respectful relationships, New Zealand Law, communication, parenting etc.

Asian services

SAHAARA - Coffee groups for ethnic women Monthly coffee groups for migrant and former refugee women focussed at integration, support connection to communities and mainstream organisations. Various topics and guest speakers provide stimulating conversations and discussions towards empowering and celebrating womanhood.

SAHAARA - Coffee groups for ethnic women
Monthly coffee groups for migrant and former refugee women focussed at integration, support connection to communities and mainstream organisations. Various topics and guest speakers provide stimulating conversations and discussions towards empowering and celebrating womanhood.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

South Auckland

Contact Details

15a Norman Spencer Drive
Papatoetoe
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

15a Norman Spencer Drive
Papatoetoe
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

PO Box 76052
Manukau City
Auckland 2241

This page was last updated at 3:00PM on April 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Sahaayta.