HYPE youth health centre

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HYPE Youth Health Centre is a free and confidential service for young people aged 12 to 24 in the wider Ashburton District, as well as for parents and others looking for information about youth issues. HYPE is a not-for-profit service which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in mid Canterbury through a holistic focus on physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing..... www.repho.org.nz

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A one-stop-shop for information about all sorts of issues affecting young people, HYPE provides information and resources on a wide range of topics including sexual health, dealing with stress, quitting smoking, alcohol and drugs, safe partying, courses and careers, WINZ benefits, legal advice, mental health, housing, budget advice, sexuality and body image, nutrition and driving/road safety.

We can also help with referrals to other youth and professional services including Doctors, Family Planning/ Sexual Health, Youth Support, Brief intervention Counselling, WINZ, Community Law, the Youth Employment Broker, drug and alcohol services and dental clinics.

HYPE provides health services including free condoms, pregnancy tests and a wide range of health information and resources. We offer support to young people as well and communicate regularly with them on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hype.yhc

Opening hours

HYPE is staffed by a Coordinator and is open for drop-ins on weekdays between 3pm-5pm or by appointment. The Coordinator is also available to speak to groups and do presentations.


HYPE is located at 193 Burnett Street, Ashburton.

Open weekdays from 3pm-5pm or by appointment.


Hype Co-ordinator

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