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Highbury Whānau Centre

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Heart, Wairua, Commitment.

Highbury Whānau Centre delivers a range of services to support young people and their families, and promote happy and healthy lifestyles for all.  As a community centre we promote and provide opportunities for tamariki, rangatahi and  whānau to enhance well-being.  Included in the range of services are counselling, psycho-education, youth work, support and advocacy, after school programmes, holiday programmes, Rugby League club, Combat room Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Youth Touch, Te Reo Māori class and Te Hiringa Alternative Education services.


Youth Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Services are for children and young people aged 7-24 years.

Referrals for youthwork can be from self-referral, whānau, schools, Oranga Tamariki and other community services.

Referrals for Counselling are through GP referrals to THINK Hauora

Please phone us on (06) 358 0504 or email admin@hwc.org.nz and we will get back to you.


Highbury Whānau Centre provides support using a range of individual and group interventions, including counselling, education, support and advocacy, for children and young people (aged 7-24) who are struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety conditions including panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Managing emotions and behaviours
  • Anger
  • At-risk behaviours
  • Self-harm and suicide ideation
  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Offending


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).


Plenty of parking onsite.

Contact Details


155 Highbury Avenue
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4412

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Street Address

155 Highbury Avenue
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4412

Postal Address

PO Box 7163
Palmerston North

This page was last updated at 9:27AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Highbury Whānau Centre.