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Organisations partnering with the Youth Hub 

Once complete, the Youth Hub will deliver wrap-around services including mental health, medical, education, employment and training, recreation, creativity, social entrepreneurship and housing support to transform the lives of Canterbury’s young people in a one-stop-shop model.


The Hub will avoid gaps and overlaps in the provision of services to young people by having organisations co-located. This will encourage co-operation and collaboration rather than competition between organisations.

More than a dozen organisations have expressed interest in partnering with the Youth Hub and having offices on site. Youthline, Te Tahi Youth (formerly 298 Youth Health) and Voyce Whakarongo Mai will be the main tenants and other organisations will make times to see young people using the seven rooms available for booking and the open plan office space. Government organisations including Work and Income, Probation Services, Oranga Tamariki, Kainga Ora and Careers NZ will be invited to have an office on site for visiting staff.

We estimate these providers will be able to deliver up to 8,000 youth appointments a year.

Te Tahi Youth logo
Youthline logo
VOYCE Whakarongo Mai logo.

Te Tahi Youth

Te Tahi Youth (formerly 298 Youth Health) provides free medical care, youthwork and counselling services for young people aged 10-24 years. It also employs youth workers who assist with finding accommodation, work and training, and to advocate for young people in the community.


Youthline is a youth development organisation assisting young people to reach their potential. It runs a 24/7 crisis helpline with telephone, text and web-chat support providing crisis support as well as information and referral services.

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai

Voyce supports young people in care and who are leaving care.

Qtopia logo.
Community Law logo
Comcol North Canterbury and the Youth Service logo.


Qtopia is a social support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, takataapui, fa’afafine and all diverse/questioning (rainbow) young people in Canterbury.

Community Law 

Community Law Canterbury (Te Ture Whanui o Waitaha) is a part of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa. They are a collection of non-profit organisations across the country providing free legal assistance to those in need. To reflect the need and the landscape of Christchurch they have established a specific youth focused team who will give legal education and advice to youth, with particular focus on those in vulnerable communities.

Comcol North Canterbury & Youth Service 

Comcol is intent on growing better lives by empowering individual success. They provide a free Youth Service for 16-19-year-olds offering guidance and support to help eligible young people into education, employment and work-based learning. Their youth coaches provide intensive, tailored support to identify goals and work alongside the client to achieve them.

Te Kura - The Correspondence School logo
Nurse Maude logo.
The Collaborative Trust logo.

Te Kura is New Zealand’s state distance education provider, offering a wide range of programmes from early childhood through to NCEA Level 3. Te Kura’s vision is that students achieve their educational and personal goals, enabling them to participate effectively as members of their communities.

Nurse Maude School nurses 

Supports school nurses in decile 1-5 high schools.

The Collaborative Trust 

The Collaborative Trust undertakes evaluation of services to young people, researches how youth development can be assisted, advocates for and with young people and trains adults who work with young people from parents to professionals.

Family Works logo
People First NZ logo
Christchurch Methodist Mission logo

Family Works helps young people to access the assistance they need including the Youth Service, Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment.

People First New Zealand

People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi empowers and supports people with learning disabilities to be strong and valued individuals in New Zealand.

Christchurch Methodist Mission 

Christchurch Methodist Mission will act as landlord for the transitional housing facilities. They also support families in need and help to build resilient and responsive communities.

Catapult Employment Services logo
Chrsitchurch City Mission logo
Cultivate Christchurch logo

Catapult provide a professional and comprehensive employment service for people seeking paid work.

Christchurch City Mission 

A Christian social service agency which seeks to support, care and advocate for those who are marginalised through social and economic factors and are at risk through unemployment, inadequate housing, family breakdown, addiction, financial difficulties, abuse or other difficulties.

Cultivate Christchurch 

Cultivate Christchurch inspires and engages young people who are not currently in education, employment
or training. It does it outdoors – with hands
in the dirt, helping young people learn to grow vegetables.

Helena Francis, Chair of the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust 

“The Youth Hub provides what we know works for young people - connected, holistic support to achieve life-long health and wellbeing through positive youth development."
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