Youth Hub Christchurch will provide everything young people need to improve and maintain their mental health from supported housing and health and support services, to recreation and creativity.
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.
Other organisations including Work and Income, Probation Services, Oranga Tamariki, Kainga Ora, Yellow Brick Road and Careers NZ will also 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.