If you are a young person living in the Ashburton District, HYPE is here for you!! The HYPE Youth Health Centre is a not-for-profit service which aims to promote and enhance the health of young people in Mid-Canterbury through a holistic focus on mental and emotional wellbeing, physical health, spiritual wellbeing and social wellbeing. We are a free and confidential one-stop-shop service for youth aged 12-24 years.
We offer health services including a brief intervention mental health worker, health information and resources (including free condoms and pregnancy tests), as well as referrals to Youth Support, Work and Income, Community Law, Youth Employment Broker, Drug and Alcohol Services, Public Health Nurse, Sexual Health Clinic, and Dental Clinics.
We also have information on nutrition, safe partying, legal advice, quitting smoking, sexuality and sexual health, dealing with stress, tertiary education providers, WINZ benefits, alcohol and drugs, mental health, housing, budget advice, and driving/road safety.
We also run a fortnightly support group for mothers under 21, and outreach education classes on sexual health, youth law, and more.