wellbeing for rainbow taiohi

celebrate your rainbow

Your sexuality or gender identity is part of what makes you unique and special, but breaking the mould can feel lonely – especially if you're not sure how to talk about what you're going through with the people you love.

Find other people who get it at your local support group, online, or in the wider rainbow whānau.

get the right support

However you’re feeling, there’s someone out there who’s been there before.

Outline offer free, confidential counselling to rainbow people. Visit their website to find out how they can help you.


At Rainbow Youth, you can talk to a trained support worker.

rainbow youth

check out your local rainbow groups

Find your rainbow whānau! At your local LGBTIAQ+ group, you’ll meet other taiohi who understand you and your experiences, and find out about fun activities and events in your area.

If you’re enrolled in Youth Service, your youth coach will be able to help you find local rainbow groups.

The I’m Local project website has a map of all the queer and gender-diverse support groups around the motu.

i'm local


Did you know? There are a host of national campaign groups fighting to making New Zealand a better place for rainbow young people.

Volunteering is a great way to become part of the national whānau and do something good for a community that matters to you. Start by checking out opportunities at Inside Out and Outline.

inside out


find out what help you can get


Help for gender-diverse taiohi

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a charity that helps gender-diverse people. Their website is full of useful information about everything to do with gender- and they offer help and support with practical things, like identity documents, surgery information, legal advice and more.

gender minorities