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Stand Up! School-based Services

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)


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

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Process

Any student enrolled in a secondary education provider, who is seeking support for themselves or wanting to refer others to Stand Up!, may enquire about the programme at their school’s health centre. 

Health centre staff will be able to advise whether Stand Up! is available and which day of the week practitioners visit. Anyone can make a referral, including the principal, deans, nurses, teachers and peers. 

Because we work closely with and as part of each school’s Student Health Centre, no parental consent is required. 

To self-refer or refer someone else, please provide your full name and some background detail around the reason for referral. One of our practitioners will then contact the student and arrange an initial catch up to get a full story of their life and background. 


Stand Up! is a youth development programme for rangatahi whose lives are influenced by alcohol and other drugs.

We work collaboratively with young people, and their schools or education providers.

We offer counselling support to rangatahi accessing our services, and we support them to determine how involved they want to be in our programme and what they want to get out of it.

Together we evaluate their progress, areas of strength, and future areas for development. Participating in the Stand Up! programme provides rangatahi with opportunities to explore and discuss a range of topics beyond alcohol and other drugs, such as their academic performance, future aspirations, or whānau relationships. They also get opportunities to develop other life or social skills.

Stand Up! is a lively and diverse team of trained AOD (alcohol and other drug) practitioners. We come from a range of cultural, life and educational backgrounds, and this allows us to offer different approaches and styles to our rangatahi and their schools.

To find out more, please visit our website

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.