Support and Referral
Finding well informed, non-judgemental and accessible support services around gender and sexuality can be particularly challenging in Aotearoa. RainbowYOUTH works with young people, their whānau and their wider communities to connect them with accurate and correct information and services that will provide safe and respectful support. We work in a strengths-based model and strive to work in frameworks that consider hauora, resilience and individual journeys.
Some things we often provide support and referral around (note: this is not an exhaustive list, and we will try our best to help with any request you may have):
- Identity development and affirmation
- Relationships with friends and whānau
- Accessing gender affirming healthcare and transition related services
- Accessing competent and affirming mental health and addiction support
- Accessing emergency housing and work and income services
Booking a support session
To book a 1:1 support session with our support team, please fill in one of the forms below:
- Use this form if you're a young person seeking support for yourself
- Use this form if you're a support worker, whānau member or friend seeking support for someone else
If you have any questions about what our support and referral services are like, please get in touch: email@example.com
Urgent, crisis and after hours support
Our Auckland support hours are 11am to 5pm Monday to Friday. During these times you can call us on (09) 376 4155, or drop in to our walk-in centre at the end of Abbey Street in Auckland Central.
If you’re experiencing a crisis, please consider contacting the following help lines:
- Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
- Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
- Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865
- Healthline - 0800 611 116
- Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
- OUTLine NZ - 0800 688 5463 (10am - 9pm weekdays, 6pm - 9pm weekends)
- Youthline - 0800 376 633