Support Sites

A variety of websites for Alcohol, Vaping, and Drugs; Anxiety, Stress, Depression; The Law, School Leavers, and Staying Safe; LGBTQ; Relationships, Love and Romance, The Real Facts about Porn, Break-ups; and Sexual Health; Online Safety Interactive Digital Storybook


Advice and support for teens who are looking for support for themselves, or people they know for: alcohol, smoking, vaping, and drugs.

Advice for teens



Vaping Facts

Alcohol and drugs helpline

NZ drug foundation

A range of external websites that provide tools for managing your mental health, including interactive games (SPARX)

Beyond Blue


The Lowdown

SPARX- interactive anxiety support

5 Ways to Help thru’ Depression

The Black Dog Institute

YMCA Rainbow Youth Group: Meets every two weeks at 23 Butler Street, Timaru. From 3.30pm – 5.30pm starting from 12th April 2021

Contact:, or call on 03 688 3682 for further info.

Understanding Sexual Orientation

Rainbow Youth



Just the Facts- Specialised Support for LGBTQi

Maori Support for all Takatāpui


Pasifika Support

For information on understanding healthy vs unhealthy relationships, coping with ending a relationship, dealing with bullying, etc.

Healthy Relationships

Getting Over a Break-Up

Bullying & Cyber Issues

Teens Health -Relationships

Bully Free NZ

Sticks ‘n’ Stones


When Relationships End

Love and Romance

Advice, support, and information on sexual health. NZ Health Navigator provides a glossary for STIs, and Family Planning provides a range of advice on sexual health. If you need to talk to someone try Timaru Family Planning Clinic, School Public Health Nurse Kate Balfour, School Counsellor Ms. J Fisher, your Family GP.

Sexual Health 4 Teens

NZ Health Navigator

Taking Care of Things ‘Down There’

Family Planning

Endometriosis NZ


Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)