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Otago Youth Wellness Trust

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Otago Youth Wellness Trust (OYWT) is a free community-based service for the Dunedin area that works alongside young people and their family/whānau to create positive change.

OYWT provides a wraparound service for young people (aged 11-18), who need support for issues affecting their wellbeing. We help strengthen what is working well in the lives of young people, whilst addressing the issues that may be impacting negatively on them. These can include health, education, welfare and justice.

We describe our service as wraparound because it is comprehensive, flexible and responsive to the specific needs of each individual young person.

We respect every young person as an individual, and focus our service on improving their wellbeing. The benefits for the young people we support can include:

  • Strengthening family/whānau relationships
  • Engaging and achieving in education
  • Improving physical and mental health
  • Reducing risk factors (e.g. drug and alcohol use, offending, and suicide risk)


Youth / Rangatahi

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Our service has an open referral system for young people aged 11-18 years, with multiple needs. Young people are screened, assessed and matched with a qualified caseworker. A holistic and…



This is a free service.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 23 Dec. Closed 24 Dec — 7 Jan.

Services Provided

Wraparound Casework

Casework is young person focused, family/whānau centred, mobile, flexible and delivered in the community.

OYWT Casework is based on relationship  and supports a young person and focuses on risk and…



We know that a few simple factors make all the difference for building the resilience needed for young people on their journey to adulthood.

For mentoring to be of benefit…


School Attendance Service

OYWT holds the School Attendance Service contract working to improve the attendance and engagement of 6-16 year olds in the greater Dunedin area.

Although all children and young people between…


Education and training

  • Life skills


Social work

Wheelchair Access



There are 60 minute parks in front of our building and a DCC carpark right next door.


Dunedin - South Otago


Contact Details

20 Parry Street West, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

20 Parry Street
Otago 9016

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Street Address

20 Parry Street
Otago 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 669
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 4:08PM on November 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Otago Youth Wellness Trust.