Family Works Central

Making Aotearoa New Zealand
the best place to raise children
in flourishing families

Being a teen

Life is cool, but sometimes it can feel like being on a rollercoaster.

Feeling a whole range of emotions is a healthy part of life, but sometimes the thoughts and feelings can be not only powerful, but overwhelming!

Individual support

If you feel like you are struggling, or things are becoming overwhelming – Family Works Central can help.

Family Works has professional and supportive counsellors who provide an unbiased ear to listen to your concerns. We’ll help you look at and understand your thoughts, feelings and responses and then support you to solve problems, develop coping mechanisms, move on or make positive changes in your life.

Find out more about counselling.

Alternatively, you might be feeling like you just need a mate. Our Kewl M8z can support you when times are tough; they’ll be there to listen, support and encourage you and to have some fun. Kewl M8z are currently only available in Taranaki, but if you think you need some support like this you can contact us to find out how we might be able to help.

Find out more about Kewl M8z.

Group support

Family Works Central offers a variety of groups that focus on having fun and feeling better about yourself. Each programme is developed around what the attendees want, but topics include building your confidence and feeling good about yourself, adjusting to changes in your life, finding healthy ways to relax and deal with stress and pressure, and developing positive, fun and strong relationships with family, friends and peers.

Contact us to find out about group support near you.

Available in…

Family Works offers teen support services and groups in the Taranaki, Whanganui, Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa regions. In many cases the services are able to be subsidised or provided free of change thanks to funding from government and the community. Please contact us to find out how we could help.

Support us…

Family Works Central’s teen support services are only made possible thanks to the support and generosity of our communities. Click here to make a donation to Family Works Central or call 0508 TO HELP (that’s 0508 86 4357).

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