Support services in the Taranaki Region

Nau mai – haere mai – welcome. This is a locally-maintained list of wellbeing / support services in Taranaki.

Spotted an out-of-date entry, or an organisation which is missing? Please drop us an email to let us know, and we’ll sort it! Thank you:)

You can select a category below, on the left; or search for a keyword, or just browse the full directory.

Mā tōu rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Photo of Families Overcoming Addiction
Contact: Sue Philpson
Cell Phone: 0273350391 Website: Familes Overcoming Addiction Website

Biographical Info

Families Overcoming Addiction provides support and information for people who have a loved one with substance dependence. We have group meetings – weekly in New Plymouth and monthly in Stratford – where whānau can find a confidential and supportive space to share, hear and connect with others in a similar situation. We also offer individual support sessions as required and have an active Facebook group where you can find inspiration and get a feel of how group sessions operate.

Categories: Addictions Support
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Photo of Pathways
220 Devon St West New Plymouth Taranaki New Zealand Work Phone: 06 7572864

Biographical Info

At Pathways, we truly care about supporting people on their path to wellness. We understand that everyone’s journey is unique and walk alongside tāngata whai ora every step of the way. By embracing the strength of whānau and community, we support people to achieve their goals and live full lives, hopeful and connected to what matters to them.
We offer a wide range of support services for adults, and through our youth brand, Real, we also support young people to navigate the highs and lows of daily life.

Pathways provide a range of adult community-based support, short stay respite, and housing and recovery services.
Our Real youth services include short stay respite, and a community based team (Whetū Marewa)  helping our young people build resilience, confidence and wellbeing.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for information on how to be referred to our services.

Categories: Addictions Support, General Wellbeing, Mental Health and Counselling
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Photo of Salvation Army Bridge Centre
Alcohol and Drug Support Contact: Shane Smith
118 Powderham Street New Plymouth Taranaki New Zealand Work Phone: 06 757 4132 Work Phone: 0800 530 000 Website: Bridge Programme Website

Biographical Info

This service provides residential support and treatment for people who are experiencing significant harm as a result of their own alcohol and or other drug use and cannot be treated in less structured or supported settings. A range of options are available depending on your needs.

Our purposeful, whole of life, person-centred, caring approach combines four key elements;

Partnership: You will be in a purposeful relationship with the treatment team as you move along your own personal path to recovery.

Community Reinforcement Approach: We go beyond education and advice to coaching and practice. Where practical, family and friends are encouraged to participate in your treatment plan.

12 Step Recovery Journey: The 12 Step approach suggests that the recovery includes a distinctly spiritual journey from a life of confusion and grief to a place of serenity and peace.

The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army in Aotearoa New Zealand seeks to offer an evidence-based, best practice treatment for people moderately to severely affected by their harmful use of, or dependency on alcohol and / or drugs as a practical expression of its Christian based love and concern for all people in the community.

Categories: Addictions Support
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Photo of Taranaki Retreat And Waimanako;
Contact: Alison Franklin
33 Devon Street West New Plymouth Taranaki 4310 New Zealand Work Phone: 06 2150993 Website: Taranaki Retreat Trust

Biographical Info

Kia ora; Taranaki Retreat offers a ‘Space to Breathe’ for individuals or wh​ānau going through tough times – people helping people; alongside-you holistic peer-support, connected up and working hand-in-hand with our clinical services – each of us doing our bit to make sure that you are heard and cared for.

People reach out, or when that is too hard, friends/whānau members and other caring services get in touch with us every single day to get some support rolling. That’s what we’re here for. We offer a Support Hub (Waimanako;/The Hope Centre) and a peaceful Time Out space in the country.

Waimanako is a “safe space” in New Plymouth CBD (33 Devon Street West) with an awesome Kai for Koha cafe, a Creative Hub and many workshops and support groups. We’re open every day except Sundays and Public Holidays, 10am-9pm. Listening Ear support is always available – you don’t need an appointment.

Categories: Addictions Support, General Wellbeing, Mental Health and Counselling, Suicide Prevention, Whānau, Children and Young People
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Photo of Te Kete Poumanu
Work Phone: 0800 768626

Biographical Info

The National Organisation of Māori with lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction. Our objectives are to provide Māori with lived experience, independent forums in their regions to kōrero and discuss kaupapa relevant to them. Ensure Māori with lived experience inform and influence systemic change that responds to the needs of Māori. Te Kete Pounamu advocate for Māori to receive high quality care and support from mental health and addiction services.
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Categories: Addictions Support
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