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Active SexLife Solutions Ltd

12 Steps outlines the 12 step programme for a number of addiction issues.

Addictions Treatment Directory
This website contains a regionalised database of all the publicly funded addiction treatment and advice services available anywhere in New Zealand.

Alcohol Drug Helpline
DrugHelp’s website has been made for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives – whether it’s because of their own use or because someone close to them has a problem.
The stories you will hear are told by people who have used drugs. They are everyday New Zealanders whose drug taking has impacted on their lives.
Through the experiences of others, you will find there is hope for change.
Phone 0800 787 797 | |

Alcoholics Anonymous
Visit their website on or call the freephone number for details of local AA meetings on 0800 229 6757 or

Antara Free Natural Health Clinic
The Antara Free Natural Health Clinic is for those people in the community who cannot afford to pay for natural health care. The therapists are qualified practitioners who, along with the receptionists, work at the clinic from a half to a full day per week. They receive no payment for their time.
The clinic is able to help people with the following problems:

  • Back and shoulder complaints
  • Pain
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Behavioural problems
  • Conflict resolution & decision making
  • And many more!

ph 09 834 7987 | |

Alcoholics Anon 
NZ Al-Anon General Service Office
Phone: 09 309 4792
Al-Anon Family Groups
Alateen – for teenagers with alcoholic parents/families
Contact Al-Anon for weekly meeting details for both adults and Teens.
To help families and friends of alcoholics

BAIS (Beneficiaries Advocacy & Information Service)
BAIS was established in 1990 by a group of women on the Domestic Purposes Benefit [DPB] who saw a need for a non profit community agency to support those on benefits and/or low incomes.

The aim was to facilitate the community’s ability to access information and support when dealing with Work & Income NZ (WINZ) and the Inland Revenue Department.

Our Kaupapa/Vision is: to be a voice for those who need Beneficiary Advocacy support. We work to ensure that people are well informed of their rights to benefit entitlements and are enabled to access appropriate expert advice and support resources from within their community. A key premise of our agency’s advocacy service is to ensure social inclusion for all irrespective of socio-economic status.

Our Mission is to: provide a free accessible service which ensures quality expert support, information and independent advocacy for beneficiaries & low income people, and their families, We provide support to people from the North Shore, Rodney/Hibiscus Coast districts and can answer enquiries from people in the wider Auckland area. | 09 444 9543 |

Barnardos New Zealand provides child and family services in communities around the country.
Our services vary from area to area, so to see what’s available near you use the search form here. | 0800 barnardos.

Bullying help
The Peace Foundation’s home page says “Promoting peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures from personal to global” |

Community Alcohol & Drug Services (CADS)
When you’re ready to change your alcohol and other drug use, or you are concerned about someone else, Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland is here to help. CADS is a FREE service. | 09 845 1818

Casper Suicide Prevention
Casper stands for Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education & Research.
Phone 0508 CASPER |

Carers New Zealand
The Government can provide practical help for people caring for family or friends who are older or have ill health, a disability or a mental health, alcohol or other drug issue.
Check out

Chinese Lifeline
Chinese Lifeline exists to help the many thousands of New Zealanders who speak Mandarin and Cantonese and who are worried about some problems or issues. Chinese Lifeline provides free, high quality counselling to thousands of callers each year.
Phone 0800 888 880 |

Depression Hotline/Website
Most people feel miserable now and then, often when something upsetting or stressful is happening such as a relationship break-up, or losing a job. Feeling down in response to difficult situations is pretty normal, and usually the feelings fade over time and you get on with life. But when the feelings of unhappiness are intense and persistent – and they don’t go away even when things improve – this could be depression. The medical term for this is ‘major depressive disorder’.
Exercises, stories, videos and many other useful tools.
Phone 0800 111 757 | | 24 hours

Family Court-funded counselling for couples
Until 31 March 2014, the Family Court funded first six, then three free counselling for couples:

  • who wished to resolve issues in their relationship;
  • needed help with separation;
  • needed help making arrangements for the care of their children; and
  • parents and guardians of children needing help to reach agreement on issues concerning the child.

This service was available for couples who are married, in a civil union or in a de facto relationship (heterosexual or same-sex).
It was replaced in April 2014 by a paid service for separated couples working on parenting arrangements only called the Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Service.

Gambling Helpline
National freephone service offering ongoing motivational support, referrals and information for gambling problems.
Phone 0800 654 655 |

A mutual help mental health movement that provides support to people with mental health problems. Friendship is the special key to mental health. Groups meet weekly and are open to all. Provides friendly help for people suffering from anxiety, distress, depression or any sort of emotional problems.
National Office phone 09 846 6869 |

Kidsline is New Zealand’s original telephone counselling service for all kids up to 14 years of age.
Kidsline operates from 4pm to 6pm Monday through to Friday. When kids ring they will speak to a Kidsline Buddy – a specially trained teenage telephone counsellor.
Kidsline is uniquely about kids being there for other kids – they are the only national child helpline in the world where every counsellor is a secondary school student.
Their service is FREE and SAFE to talk. At Kidsline, they listen really carefully to what you’ve got to say. They’ll support and encourage you and help you come up with the best approach to what’s happening for you.
You can call Kidsline free from anywhere in New Zealand, or from your mobile phone to 0800 54 37 54 |

Lifeline provide free, confidential telephone counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone 0800 543 354 |

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global organisation of recovering addicts. NA members are men and women from all walks of life for whom drugs had become a major problem, who meet regularly to help each other stay clean, and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.
The NA programme is one of complete abstinence from all drugs, following a twelve-step programme, and regular attendance at meetings. It is based on a set of spiritual principles that are not associated with a particular religion. Although our steps call for finding and believing in a “power greater than oneself”, this is a personal decision for each and every member to make. Experience of our members has shown that the spiritual principles work for all members, from the devoutly religious to the atheist and agnostic.
Phone 09 303 1449 |

North Harbour Living Without Violence
Domestic Violence affects many men and women throughout New Zealand. One women in three (and one man in five) is likely to be subject to physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partner. Many more men and women will be subject to emotional, psychological or verbal abuse while in a relationship (including being shouted at, put down, threatened or intimidated).
Despite this, there is help available for those affected by domestic violence. North Harbour Living Without Violence (NHLWV) runs programmes in Takapuna, Auckland to help men, women and children eliminate abuse and violence from their lives. Participants often describe these programmes as “life-changing”, helping many people to create the violence-free lives that they really want to be living.
The central message of this website is that help is available for anyone who is living with abuse or violence. | (09) 489 3770

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from eating compulsively.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop overeating. There are no dues or fees for OA (Overeaters Anonymous) membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
OA (Overeaters Anonymous) is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to recover from eating disorders and help other overeaters to recover from their overeating.
Their website is

Postnatal Depression Help
In reality, having a baby can bring huge joy & happiness but a new journey for mothers, fathers & their families begins with many highs and lows.
Sleepless nights…. crying baby…. tiredness…. responsibility…. breastfeeding problems….
A mother does not necessarily fall in love and bond with her baby immediately. Mothering is not instinctive.
Extra help & support is needed. It is OK to ask for this help & support. Mothers & fathers need “time out” from their baby.
The journey may not easy. A mother can get unwell & become sick with PND, anxiety, bipolar disorder or psychosis. This is not uncommon.
Help is available for mothers, fathers & families/whanau.
Check out

Rainbow Youth
Rainbow Youth is an Auckland-based organisation that provides support, information, advocacy and education for gay young people and their families.
Phone 09 376 4155, 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri | rainbowyouth

If you need someone to listen, call Samaritans.
Samaritans want people not to feel alone and to seek support for emotional distress by simply making a call to Samaritans.
Samaritans offer non-judgemental, confidential support to anyone in emotional distress and are available 24 hours a day.
Phone 0800 726 666 at any time |

Auckland Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
Are relationships a problem?
Is your sexual behaviour a problem?
Are you withdrawn and isolated?
We provide a supportive environment for men and women struggling with compulsive sexual and emotional behaviour. Sex and ‘love’ addiction is an obsessive/compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional (or both), in which relationships or sexual activities have become increasingly destructive to career, family and self respect.
SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) uses a 12-step, 12-tradition programme based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Phone 09 3771800 | |

Skylight are an organisation who support children and young people, and their families through loss, trauma and grief.
They offer a wide range of services and also equip, train and support those wanting to help them, including friends and family members.
Their website is

Suicide Crisis Support Helpline
f you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, please call 0508 TAUTOKO.
0508 828 865 | 24 hours.

The Harbour
A resource for New Zealanders who have been affected by harmful sexual behaviour.
Support related to experienced with children, youth, family/whānau, peers/colleagues, relationships, strangers.
Also resources for those who are potentially causing harm.

The Lowdown
A depression website for NZ youth.
Text 5626 for help | email |

Victim Support
Victim Support will fund counselling services for:

  • Family/whanau/close friends of victims of homicide
  • Family/whanau/close friends of victims killed by a criminal act
  • Victims of some serious crimes
  • People affected by natural disasters including drought and events in other countries that have resulted in the loss of life

ph 0800 842 846 or check their website
I am registered to provide Victim Support counselling in Auckland.

What’s Up
0800 What’s Up is a free counselling service just for kids and teenagers. So, if you need support or someone to talk to, give them a call – they’d love to chat.
Call free daily from 1pm – 11pm on 0800 942 8787 |

Work and Income may subsidise counselling for you if you are on a disability benefit.
The form is available here for downloading, and must be signed by your GP and the counsellor you wish to see.

Women’s Refuge
Women’s Refuge is New Zealand’s most significant domestic violence organisation.
If you are living in fear in your relationship or in your family, or know someone who is, there are so many ways we can help you right now.
We warmly welcome all women of New Zealand and their children to our free advice, emergency accommodation and confidential advocacy services provided by women.
So when you’re ready, phone us any time of the day or night, and we can show you how to create a better, safer future. We are always here for you.
Their crisis line is 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 |,
If you are questioning the health of your relationship, you can complete a quiz here.

Counselling & support for young people age 14-30.
Support is available on the phone, in person and via text.
Phone 0800 376 633 |

Drug Awareness
Guides for Parents
Resources for Moms

Youth at Risk
Marinoto Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Kari Centre Youth Early Intervention Service
Toughlove Parental Support


Employment Assistance Programme.
If your work place is a part of the EAP scheme you could be entitled to free or subsidised counselling and other helpful services.
This link will give you more details:
Employment Assistance Programme.

Home & Family Counselling.

Home and Family Counselling is here to help you, or someone you care about.
We are a community-based service providing professional counselling to individuals, couples and families.
Our services are affordable and accessible to all. We work with children, teenagers and adults.
We are committed to providing the highest level of counselling assistance available so that our clients can lead more fulfilling lives. Home and Family Counselling provides services which are free from any discrimination, coercion, harassment and sexual, financial or other exploitation.

Home & Family have three locations – Mt Eden, Northcote & Orewa.
Although we have suggested fees, you can negotiate an affordable fee for your household. We have a programme for women with protection orders in place that is funded by the Family Court. contact us information for each location

Holding Our Own.

Support group for parents of LBGTQ children
Holding Our Own is a support group for parents and family of LGBTQ Children or family members.

No one needs to do this alone, it is tough sometimes, some issues are difficult to manage, feelings can be all over the place, let’s talk it through, let’s support one another, let’s make this easier for everyone.

We all love our children, but this can be difficult to understand, difficult to accept. Tasking helps sort out the tough stuff. No judgement, no stereotyping, just a warm conversation that helps us all grow and learn as we support each other through this moment.

It take a village to raise a child, come join us build our village together!
All contact information here

Preventing Violence
Against Women
Te Araitanga Tukino
Whare Tangata

We offer specialised support and education programmes for women, available in different locations across Auckland:
Reclaiming Myself
Assertiveness, Communication And Life Skills
Breaking the Cycle
Freedom From Abuse And Violence
Women And Anger
Women’s Stopping Violence Programme (Court & Corrections only)

Contact Us
For programme enrolment, information or any other queries you may have about Inner City Women’s Group, please contact us by phone, fax or email. Alternatively you can fill in the form below.
Phone: 09 360 4933 / 09 279 8727
Fax: 09 360 4934
Address: P.O Box 78-059, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1245

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