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Rangatahi and Wellbeing (RAW)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Contact RAW coordinator or your local Able Minds office or see the website for initial referral


Rangatahi and Wellbeing (RAW) is a 12-week programme based on the principles of Te Whare Tapa Wha and designed for rangatahi (aged 12-24 years) in our local communities who are being affected by emotional distress, poor mental wellbeing and or addiction issues.

At RAW we follow the Te Whare Tapa Wha model which is our 4 walls of wellbeing - psychological health, spiritual health, physical health and family health and together we will work on strengthening these walls empower our rangatahi to take control and start creating autonomy over their wellbeing, build confidence, self-esteem, resilience and to eventually finish the programme feeling confident that they will be better able to self-manage their day to day lives.

We will do this by working alongside rangatahi to identify their triggers, early warning signs, safe people and places as well as any organisations, agencies and/or helplines they may need.  All of this information will be made into an individualised safety plan.  This will take place over 12 weeks of 1:1 sessions and 6 modules of group work sessions concurrently.

The 1:1 session will be where most of the hard work will get done.  Group sessions will be used for kōrero, activities and peer support to reinforce the work done in 1:1s.

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    More details about the RAW programme

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This page was last updated at 12:12PM on July 11, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Able Minds.