News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Young people establish Youth Service in Wellington

Young people establish Youth Service in Wellington City

Free health care, peer support and info services will be available to Wellington young people through the new Youth Service ‘Evolve’, which will be officially opened on Thursday, 3 June.

“Finally, Wellington’s young people will have a holistic youth service providing activities, health care provision and a safe place for all young people to be,” Service Manager Simone Piatti said.

“This project is the result of four years of hard work, thousands of volunteer hours and a really strong and stubborn commitment by Wellington young people. The outcome is a service that will both help and empower their peers.”

The project is a youth-owned and youth-led community initiative that received funding for establishment from the Ministry of Health in 2003. The Service also has a memorandum of understanding with Te Atiawa, the Mana Whenua of Wellington represented by the Wellington Tenths Trust, who are in full support of this initiative.

“The main aim of the service is to address the wellbeing needs of Wellington’s young people therefore enhancing their quality of life and reducing social inequity” Ms Piatti said.

The service employs 13 peer support workers - young people who help run and facilitate the use of the service by other young people - as well as a doctor and a nurse. Peer supporter Gemma Scott, 19, said the peer support workers had received training but would act mainly as friends and mentors rather than counsellors - serious problems would be referred to specialists.

The official launch will happen at: Evolve, 5 Eva Street (off Dixon St) Wellington Thursday 3 June at 4pm A brief Powhiri will be followed by the official opening of the centre by Hon. Annette King, Minister of Health. Entertainment will be provided.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland