Resources for Young People

 
The following resources are designed for youth.  Most of the resources can be downloaded.  This page includese links to other youth engaging websites and videos.
 

Youth Cards


Alcohol and Other Drugs - Youth Brief Cards

In November 2017, we launched several new Youth-aimed Brief Advice Cards that are designed to give children and young people a quick reference point to know what they need to know about drugs, where to get help, and what to do for a friend in distress.

These non-judgmental and honest reference cards introduce teens to the real deal when it comes to effects of Meth, MDMA, Cannabis, Alcohol, Psychoactive drugs, LSD and partying in general. Colourful and easy to digest, our Youth Consumer Advisor has consulted with us to confirm that they’re both appealing and suitable for the youth audience.

You can order these from the NZ Drug Foundation website if you'd like us to post these resources to you for distribution at your workplace, or download them now by using the links below. 

 


NZ Drug Foundation: 'Did you know?' series

This series of short videos and tools is provided by the NZ Drug Foundation. These resources are designed to make it easier to have a discussion with young people around their alcohol and drug use.

 

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Youth-Aimed Mental Health Infographics

The following links provide infographics you can use as resources to approach the listed topics, supported by our Youth Consumer Advisor:


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Problematic Gaming Resources: Fact Sheets

'The World Health Organisation has listed Gaming Addiction as a Disorder and can lead to an unhealthy importance in someone’s life at the expense of other commitments and relationships. Despite this computer games are amazing, they are fun and are a central part of youth culture. Furthermore the professional gaming scene is followed by tens of millions of fans worldwide with competitions even now in NZ High Schools.'   (Caleb Putt, Sorted Youth AOD Service, Tauranga)

What then does this mean for young people's wellbeing, when should we or shouldn't we be worried, and what should we do in light of any of this?

Sorted Youth AOD Service have put together a range of youth friendly resources to help raise awareness for parents and professionals as well young people regarding how this issue can lead to ongoing problems and how to maintain balance. The following include:

 

Click here for more information on gaming resources.


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The Drive Series

We have a video series  that is designed to help young people navigate their way through child and adolescent mental health services, e.g. Medication, Types of Therapy and Clinicians.

We also have one video designed to support families who are experiencing eating disorders, how they can help their child recover. The videos were created for us by Dion Howard from Peregrino productions in conjunction with a group of young people from around the country and the Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand (EDANZ). 

 


 

Time for a Change series

Support for young people and family / whānau  going to Residential Treatment

Odyssey have developed workbooks to help young people and their family/whānau make changes. Three of them can be downloaded here.


Relaxation Exercises

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OTHER RESOURCES


Useful helplines and links for youth