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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Youth Residential Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment


North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact us:

  • If you’d like to chat about whether staying at Odyssey might be a good option, or

  • If you think someone in your whānau or a young person you are supporting might benefit from our support.

We accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from whānau or other service providers.

To begin the referral process:

  • Complete a referral form [link

  • Email this to

If you need support with the form or have any other questions, please contact us at 09 638 4957.

Once a referral is received:

  • A Community Practitioner will be in touch with you (or your referrer) to set up a meeting. We hope we can meet you in person.  If this is not possible, then we will be in touch by phone.  

  • During the first meeting, we will tell you a bit about the service and anything else you want to know about what we do and how we can support you. Even if you are not sure whether you want or need to stay with us, we are happy to just have a chat about your options.

  • If staying with us seems like a good option, we will also complete an AOD (alcohol and other drug) assessment during our meeting to make sure that a residential stay is the best option for you.

  • We can also arrange a visit to our residence if you like. 

Please note the time from referral to admission into our residential programme will vary from young person to young person, depending on individual circumstances and availability at our residence. It generally takes between one and two months from receiving a completed referral form.


We offer a live-in programme for young people | rangatahi who are struggling with issues related to alcohol and drug use.

The programme is based on an approach called a therapeutic community or TC.  This is a supportive environment that focuses on activities that support wellbeing.  Learning occurs in the way you live and work together as a community (young people and staff), and in the roles and responsibilities you have in the house.

While staying with us, young people learn useful life, social and other wellbeing skills that will support them to live independently in the future. We also offer support to reconnect with family and whānau. 

Each young person develops an individual learning pathway and attends Odyssey School. They also have an opportunity to participate in our Odyssey Café work training programmes

Young people who stay with us benefit from access to regular therapy groups, a nurse, alcohol and other drug (AOD) practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and physical wellbeing specialists.

See our website for more information on our youth residential programme. 

Contact Details

Please call us on 09 638 4957 to:

  • Have a chat about our services, for you or for someone you are supporting (ext. 706)

  • Get in touch with your case manager

  • Reach our youth services team (ext. 753)

  • Speak with the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court team

  • Find out about activities at our community services hub in New Lynn, Auckland

  • Connect with our residential services if you are calling after hours.

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

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Street Address

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

Postal Address

PO Box 56 447
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

This page was last updated at 12:58PM on August 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Odyssey.