Child & Youth Programmes

Child & Youth Programmes

Family Action offers free individual and group programmes for children and youth. Family/whānau maybe involved in the supports where appropriate.

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We offer a range of free individual and group programmes for children and youth. We recognise that the best way to support a child is to work with the wider whānau to make meaningful change.

Our Support

Individual Child Programmes (6 – 10 weeks)

We provide counselling and safety programmes for children and youth aged 5+. Our trained staff utilise play, art, sand trays and many other resources to connect with and build trust with the young people in our service.

Rangatahi Toa – Youth Programme

This programme can be run individually or in a group setting. Rangatahi Toa offers a safe and welcoming space for youth to explore themselves and their world, and gain skills to support them through their journey.

A 16-session FREE programme that covers:

  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding emotions
  • Understanding wellbeing
  • Values and self-awareness
  • Understanding others and their differences
  • Coping skills for conflict and stress
  • Self-esteem and autonomy
  • Communication skills, including listening, validation and empathy
  • Decision making and problem solving

Common questions you might have

Some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about this service.

How Much Will it Cost?

All of our services are free. However, we are only partially funded so if you would like to donate, please click here.

Is it confidential?

Your confidentiality is very important to us. All support is confidential.

There are some limits to confidentiality, for example, we will report the risk of harm to you or others.  We will keep you informed if this does need to happen. We will talk to you about confidentiality at the start of your support and you will be able to ask any questions then.

What happens when I decide to go to counselling?

We will ask you to complete a referral form. The referral form can be completed on our website, on the phone, or in person.

When we receive your referral, we will contact you

There will be an initial appointment where you will meet on of our team to discuss your needs and hopes for counselling. If the referral is for a child, we talk to parents/guardians and the child together to learn the background to the family and to understand any areas of concern.  

The next steps will be explained to you during this appointment.

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