Community Support Services

There are many community providers in Auckland that can help with various issues you may face while studying. Visit the links below to find out about the services they offer.

Community Support Services

  • Allergy New Zealand
    Allergy New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works within the community to improve the quality of life for people with allergies, and their families. They offer support, education and information, and also act as an advocate in all aspects of allergy.
  • Auckland City Mission
    Auckland City Mission offers hope to individuals and families who may be experiencing a temporary setback or a long-term problem that needs expert attention.
  • Auckland Refugees as Survivors New Zealand
    Refugees and people with related backgrounds will have access to quality, culturally-responsive mental and general health services to assist positive resettlement in New Zealand.
  • Auckland Sexual Abuse
    A community counselling agency in Mt Eden offering support and therapy for women, young adult women and children who have experienced sexual assault.
  • Auckland Sexual Health Service
    Auckland Sexual Health Service specialises in everything to do with sex. Their service is free, confidential, sensitive and holistic.
  • Auckland Women’s Centre
    Provides affordable, quality, welfare and support services, personal development and educational opportunities, resources for the women’s community and collective advocacy on women’s issues.
  • Barnardos
    Barnardos is a not-for-profit organisation that works within the community to provide a range of care, education and support services for children and their families.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    The CAB provides a free, impartial and confidential service of information, assistance and referral to people in our communities.
  • The DARE Foundation
    Skills for Life are New Zealand designed programmes which seek to challenge children, parents and their communities to DARE - to develop skills in decision-making, assertiveness, responsibility and esteem to enable them to make informed and supported choices for a powerful life.
  • LifeLine
    LifeLine's 24 hour telephone counselling is a process of exploring caring ways to resolve your situation in an anonymous, compassionate and supportive environment. LifeLine also has a Chinese LifeLine telephone service for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers.
  • Man Alive
    Man Alive is a secular, non-political organisation offering a broad range of counselling services and programmes. Their goal is to support men and boys of all ages to gain understanding and strength in their relationships with partners, children, family and friends.
  • Mensline
    A confidential telephone counselling service for men, by men.
  • New Zealand Aids Foundation
    Provides referral and information services concerning HIV/AIDS. They offer a Community Education Programme, HIV testing, sexual health information and HIV Positive care.
  • Anxiety New Zealand Trust
    It’s the Anxiety New Zealand Trust’s goal to stimulate awareness and education of anxiety, phobic and compulsive disorders, alleviate the suffering of those involved, and provide input into the research of the cause and management of these disorders.
  • Pregnancy Help INC
    Offers free pregnancy testing and counselling plus emotional and practical support during pregnancy.
  • Rape Prevention Education
    Rape Prevention Education offers support to male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse. They offer a phone service offering crisis intervention, support and a referral service to callers.
  • Relationship Aotearoa
    Relationship Aotearoa offers a professionally skilled counselling service throughout New Zealand. Their particular specialty is working with relationships.
  • Self Help online
    A self help website with lots of interesting information.
  • Youthline
    Youthline provides a range of services including phone counselling, face to face counselling, youth focused interactive seminars and youth development programmes.
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Addiction Support Services

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS)
    Offers a free service, funded through the Waitemata District Health Board, to anybody in the Auckland region wanting to solve an alcohol or drug related question, issue or problem.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit, international, community-based organisation for recovering addicts active in over sixty countries. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.
  • Auckland Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    Provides 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.
  • Gambling Problem Helpline
    If you’d like to talk to someone about gambling the helpline is open every day to provide free support: 0800 654 655.
  • Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
    Their mission is to eliminate harm caused by gambling by providing counselling and support for individuals and families throughout New Zealand.

Migrant and New Settlers Support Services

  • Asian Health Support Service
    The Asian Health Support Service helps members of the Asian population living in the Waitemata District to access culturally appropriate health services.
  • Chinese New Settlers Services Trust
    Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) consists of 5 community-based multi-service centres, providing social, cultural and educational services. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese New Zealanders.
  • Shakti Community Council
    The Shakti Community Council assists migrant and refugee families integrate within the New Zealand mainstream harmoniously, taking into context the importance of acknowledging and operating in a multi-lingual and culturally appropriate environment.


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Last updated: 28-Jan-2015 12.31pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.