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Most of us can relate to a hard point in life – standing up to bullies, navigating relationships, feeling alone, stressed or anxious. But, can you imagine for a short while that some of us don’t know where or who to turn to?
Join us and support Youthline New Zealand to ensure young people know how, when and where to get help when they need it.
Youthline New Zealand’s volunteers and staff work around the clock to ensure our youth or anyone who is supporting a young person get the help they need in times of crisis. Without judgement, Youthline provides a safe and accepting environment, offering the time and space for young people to speak their hearts.
Youthline’s trained volunteers, Youth Workers and Counsellors rely on donations to keep the communication lines open and effective – SMS, webchat, phone, face to face, mentoring and more.
"New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world."Unicef Innocenti Report Card 14 – Children in the Developed World
Julian began his journey with Youthline 12 years ago by training as a Helpline Counsellor. He was drawn to Youthline’s kaupapa of leadership and community development, and knows first-hand that young people need someone who can listen, support and work with them. Julian is a true champion for young people guiding Youthline as Clinical Services Manager, ensuring that the team working with people that need help are always well supported. This story was heavily influenced by the many interactions Julian has experienced as a Helpline Counsellor over the years.
Shae’s passion for working with young people is something that’s been with her from a young age. She’s had stints practicing commercial, family and youth law, and worked in roles around youth development, education, mental health and human rights. Now Youthline’s Chief Executive Officer, Shae feels privileged to work for an organisation that aligns so well with her own values.
Cathy has been supporting young people and volunteers for almost ten years. For Cathy, being a mum and grandmother inspires her in the work she does for Youthline, developing young people and providing a safe space for their voices to be heard.
These holidays, we are supporting the volunteers that work tirelessly 24/7 to ensure young people across New Zealand have access to support when they need it. Through technology, Cisco and Youthline New Zealand work together to improve and revolutionise how the Youthline team work with each other across the country and how they assist our youth in need digitally.