Ashburton Youth Health Trust
$15,000 – towards operating costs
HYPE Youth Health Centre provides a free and confidential health service for 12-24 year-olds in the Ashburton District. They aim to improve health and wellbeing through providing information, resources, and access to health services. Hype can also be accessed by parents who are looking for information or resources about youth issues.
They provide information and resources on sexual health; alcohol and drugs; mental health; nutrition and body image; legal advice; budgeting; managing stress; safe partying; housing; careers; and quitting smoking. Hype also provides free condoms, sanitary items and pregnancy tests.
They can also connect you to other agencies and services throughout the district so that you don’t have to go it alone. These include doctors, lawyers, counsellors, Work and Income (WINZ), alternative education providers, dentists, and addiction services.
They are open weekdays from 3pm to 5pm on Burnett Street, Ashburton. They are also available by appointment outside of these hours.