Otago Youth Wellness Trust
The Otago Youth Wellness Trust (OYWT) is a free community-based service for the Dunedin area that works alongside young people and their family/whānau to create positive change.
OYWT provides a wraparound service for young people (aged 11-18), who need support for issues affecting their wellbeing. We help strengthen what is working well in the lives of young people, whilst addressing the issues that may be impacting negatively on them. These can include health, education, welfare and justice.
We describe our service as wraparound because it is comprehensive, flexible and responsive to the specific needs of each individual young person.
We respect every young person as an individual, and focus our service on improving their wellbeing. The benefits for the young people we support can include:
- Strengthening family/whanau relationships
- Engaging and achieving in education
- Improving physical and mental health
- Reducing risk factors (e.g. drug and alcohol use, offending, and suicide risk)
This is a free service.
- Youth / Rangatahi