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Emerge Aotearoa - EaseUp

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


EaseUp is a mobile, community based alcohol & other drug (AOD) service, for youth aged 13-20 based in the Tamaki region (Glen Innes, Pt England, Panmure, Mt Wellington).

This service is both funded and provided by Emerge Aotearoa.



Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD)


East Auckland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

EaseUp accepts referrals from anybody – a young person may refer themselves or others can refer on a young person’s behalf (with their consent).

Services are free and available to people aged between 13 and 20 years who ‘live, work or play’ in the Tamaki region (Glen Innes, Pt England, Panmure).


Clinicians (registered health professionals) and Peer Support Specialists (who have personal lived experience) work together to support young people make positive choices around their alcohol and other drug use, to live their best life.

Upon joining the service, young people can read profiles of staff and select who they would like to work with.

Young people are supported to holistically identify what goals they wish to set, and who they would like to support them in this process e.g. whanau, friends, other services etc. Individual values and beliefs are respected deeply when building each programme. Plans are therefore tailored with the understanding that every young person has different needs.

EaseUp wishes to build the self-efficacy of young people and their whanau by supporting them to achieve SMART format goals, offering tools and skills to make positive choices, and connect with resources for long lasting change.

Our free service provides:

  • Assessment and consultation
  • Individual and group options
  • Both clinical and peer support
  • Mobile services delivered at a location of the young person/whanau’s choice
  • Practical advice and support to make sustainable changes to promote recovery

Appointments are pre-arranged by mutual agreement between staff and the young person, with flexibility for unexpected needs.


The team is led by experienced registered AOD Clinicians and trained Peer Support Specialists.


No fees apply.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Support is available outside of these times upon request.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:51PM on February 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa - EaseUp.