Timaru Office

20 Elizabeth Street, Timaru 7910

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Supporting Youth Wellbeing in South Canterbury

We can meet you at home, at school, at our workplace or out on a walk somewhere you enjoy. All of our services are funded by the Ministry of Health, District Health Board or the Ministry of Social Development which makes them completely free to you.

It can be hard sometimes to know which service would be the best fit for you so feel free to give us a call if you would prefer to have a chat. Otherwise register for our services online and provide us with as much information as possible. If we think there is another service that would be better suited within the community, we can help to put you in touch with them.

Our Services

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Adventure Development Counselling

What is it?  Adventure Development Counselling (ADC) is a longer term program that offers young people (aged 13-19) support who are wanting more intensive help with mental health or alcohol or drug...Find out more.

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Thrive Te Pae Ora

Thrive te pae ora is a free face to face professional counselling service for young people (rangatahi) aged 12 to 24 and their family (whānau) living in the lower South Island. It’s safe, non-judge...Find out more.

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Youth Justice & Community Support

Our programmes offer a wide range of options for responding to the needs, interests and goals of the young person. The programmes are strengths based and aim to; Engage youth in positive and meaning...Find out more.


The South Canterbury Team

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Sarah Jackson

Clinician (Reg. Occupational Therapist)

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Anita McFarlane

Service Leader (Reg. Occupational Therapist)

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Tracy Keeton

Wellbeing Coach

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Michelle Grant

Clinician (Reg. Social Worker)

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Nic Kruize

CSW Service Leader (Prov. Reg. NZAC Counsellor)

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Erin Waugh

Community Support Worker

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Sonya James

Community Support Worker

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Sian Leyland

Community Support Worker