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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Youth INtact (Waikato)

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Process

If you are 12-19 years old and live in the Waikato, you can contact us directly: at school, via the website, calling us on 0800 468 288, or popping into our office at Garden Place, Hamilton.  

Whānau can contact us directly, by phone or email.

If you are supporting young people in a professional capacity, you can call us directly on 0800 468 288, or email a completed referral form.

In all cases, once you have contacted us, one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible. 

Description

Youth INtact works with rangatahi (12-19 years) across the Waikato, offering alcohol or other drug (AOD) support and education in the community and at schools.

We are there for rangatahi wherever they may want to connect with us. We offer mobile outreach and walk-in services, and we work with community, sports, church and cultural groups to ensure rangatahi are supported in places that work best for them.

You can find everything you need to know about our service on the Youth INtact website. 

Odyssey is the lead provider of Youth INTACT and works with three regional partners delivering the service across the Waikato.

In our service delivery area, we work with 13 Waikato high schools (including six in Hamilton) and serve a wide geographical area from our base in Hamilton City.  We travel to Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, Morrinsville, Matamata, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, and Raglan.  

At each school, we work in partnership with the school guidance and pastoral care teams and offer individual and group support for young people.  In each area, a practitioner can also meet with young people not attending school in community clinic settings.   

The Youth INtact model of care was co-designed with rangatahi. With a focus on collaboration between everyone involved (rangatahi, whānau, health and education professionals), the service offers easily accessible community-based assessment and treatment services that are wraparound, holistic and culturally responsive. 

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.