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Home and Family Counselling

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Youth Programmes

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support


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

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Process

Our facilitators liaise with school counsellors and/or heads of the department directly regarding the running of these programmes. If you or your child are interested in finding out more, please contact the counselling department or Dean at your child’s school and request that they contact Home & Family Counselling during our reception opening hours.  

  • Central Auckland - T. 09 630 8961
  • North Shore - T. 09 419 9853
  • Contact us online

Issues frequently affecting young people include self-esteem, relationship changes, developing discipline, and other school issues. It may include the impact of parents separating, eating disorders, depression, and behavioural problems.

We have developed three youth group programmes to help young people adjust through this turbulent time.

1. Challenges, choices, change
What is it about:
 Understanding and management of emotions.
Who would benefit: male and female students aged 10-17 years who want to develop self-awareness and communicate more effectively.
Group size: 10-15 students.
Duration: 2 hours a week for 6 weeks.
Cost: FREE.

2. Creating respectful relationships
What is it about: 
Understanding what creates safe, healthy relationships.
Who would benefit:
 young women 10-17 years who want to have more positive and meaningful relationships.
Group size:
10-15 students.
 2 hours a week for 6 weeks.

3. I have, I am, I can
What is it about:
 Making better life choices, goal setting, motivation, and resiliency.
Who would benefit:
young men and women aged 15-18 years who need support, self-confidence, and focus to help reach their full potential.
Group size: 
10-15 students.
 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:06PM on December 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Home and Family Counselling.