Support and resources

There are a number of other providers, government agencies and resources that you can use to find information about support services in your area.

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Support services

Youth Services Directory

The new Youth Services Directory from Family and Community Services to help young people to find support services in their region.

Kiwi families - Teen Parents

Information for teen parents, and parents of teen parents. Find information about teen parent units, teenage parent education options, teenagers and pregnancy, support for teen parents and more.

Education and career planning

Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee initiative aims to improve the educational achievements of targeted 16 and 17 year olds by providing them with an opportunity to participate in a range of free vocational courses.

Careers New Zealand

Helping you make smart decisions about work and learning in New Zealand.

Health services


Youthline is a confidential phone counselling service for young people to discuss their worries and problems.

The Lowdown

Helping young kiwis understand and deal with depression


Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from trained registered nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child

Well Child/Tamariki Ora

Our aim is to improve the understanding and use of WellChild/Tamariki Ora services in New Zealand and to help parents and well child providers keep babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers well, growing and developing to their fullest potential.

Family Services Directory