Whanake Youth offers a range of health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-24, as well as training for those in the youth support fields. Our Youth Space in Stoke, HQ, offers a warm, safe and friendly space for local youth to hang out, get creative and find answers and support for any general concerns or health worries.
WHAT WE DO
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Whanake HQ has a relaxed-feel clinic room which hosts sessions covering mental health, nutrition, coping strategies, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, safety, asthma, diabetes, hearing and vision, skin checks, sexual health, oral health and clinical health.
Screening and intervention for psycho-social concerns and health relation concerns are provided.
Advocacy, support and practical help is offered by our youth health worker for young people and their whanau.
SCHOOL BASED HEALTHCARE
We have nurses, and youth health workers in local schools.
They can help with any physical, emotional or chronic health concerns and provide free and private consultations. If you need help to be referred to specialist services we can help out.
The Whanake crew are onsite at the HQ and Stoke Youth Park on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm.
All are welcome to a range of programs and activities. Inside HQ is a popular pool table, table tennis table, shower and toilets.
HQ also hosts a range of creative workshops, events by youth organisations and the fortnightly board games, movie and open mic nights. The social enterprise SYP café supports young people in developing skills and making awesome coffee's for the community.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Development and Training for Healthcare Workers and Community Workers. Whanake specialise in youth development, and ensure the young person is at the centre and participates in leading their care.
"They were really open about me coming to see them, even just to talk about private heath things. They alway made me comfortable". Student 2022