Youthline is a first point of contact for young people across New Zealand to access a wide range of youth development and support services. Our primary focus is to engage young people and their families – both those who seek assistance and those who wish to develop themselves. We do this through programmes in schools, mentoring, ongoing support from our Youth Workers, counselling, development opportunities, as well as our most recognised service – our Free Youth Helpline.
And we are unique: Youthline has been supporting New Zealanders for over 45 years, and we work with the whole person and their family, focusing on their development not just their problems. We are a respected and trusted frontline service which has changed the lives of many people who have reached out in their time of need.
Our flagship service is our FREE nationwide 24/7 Helpline and Text Counselling Services, 7 days per week, and are staffed by a large team of fully trained volunteers supported by Clinical Staff - providing immediate support, development opportunities and referral services. Last year Youthline supported 277,000 young people in their time of need by phone, text, email and web chat.
If you want to hold a fundraising event/activity for Youthline, whether you’re thinking of a bake sale at your work, a mufti day at school, or running a marathon with donations going towards Youthline - we want to hear from you!
Alternatively, if there is an event that you would like us to come along to or one that you think we should be at - flick us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on our Facebook page and let us know.