Timaru Office

196 Evans St, Timaru 7910

phone: 03 684 5870

fax: 03 684 5984

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Services in South Canterbury


We can meet you at our office,  at school, at home or out for a walk. All ADL services are funded by the District Health Board or the Ministry of Social Development which makes it FREE for you!
Even if you are not sure that this is for you, come along to meet us and check us out.


It can be hard sometimes to know which service would fit you / your friend / family member best so give us a call to discuss potential referrals. If we think there is another service that would be a better fit for you we can help to put you in touch with them.


Wayne and Sarah

Youth Alcohol and Drug Service

The Youth Alcohol and Drug Service Brief Intervention (age 12-19) can help you develop a better understanding of the effect of alcohol and drugs and support you if you would like to make a change. ...Find out more.


Adventure Development Counselling

What is it?  ADC (age 13-19) is a longer term program that can offer support to young people wanting more intensive support with mental health or alcohol or drug concerns. It is only internally ref...Find out more.

The team

Community Support Work & Youth Justice

Our programmes offer a wide range of options for responding to the needs, interests and goals of the young person. The programmes are strengths based and aim to; Engage youth in positive and meaning...Find out more.

Sarah and Lou

Youth Brief Intervention Service

Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS) Mental HealthOur Youth Brief Intervention Service can help out if you are aged 12-19 and experiencing any low mood, anxiety, stress, or difficulties at school,...Find out more.


Other Services

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Professional Supervision

We can offer supervision to other professionals working in the AoD and mental health field, as well as Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Youth Workers.  Contact one of the area...Find out more.

The Timaru Team


Julie Blair

Social Worker


Sarah Jackson

Occupational therapist.

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Lou Kirkland

Occupational Therapist


Nicolas Kruize



Natalie Henderson

Social Worker


Nathan Standring

Community Support Worker


Abbie Gow



Maree Dobson

Community Support Worker