New Zealand offers many welfare services; here is the list of some of the key welfare organizations in Auckland.
If you do not find the kind of support service you need in the list below or need help in contacting these organizations, contact any staff member and they will assist you in finding the right service you need or in contacting these organizations for you.
Auckland Migrant Resource Centre
Information Service (09) 625 3090
ESOL Service (09) 625 3094
All Other Services (09) 625 2440; Fax (09) 625 2445; www.arms-mrc.org.nz
International Education Appeal Authority
PO Box 32001,Panama Street,Wellington
Phone: + 64 4 462 6660Fax: + 64 4 462 6686Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The IEAA is an independent body established to deal with complaints from international students about pastoral care aspects of advice and services received from their educational provider or the provider’s agents. The IEAA enforces the standards in the Code of Practice.
Contacts to discuss health issues, including mental health
a) General Practioners (Gp)
For medical assistance in the City you can go to:
Ground Level, Quay West Building
8 Albert Street, Auckland City, 1010
Ph: 09 377 5525
To find a GP in your area please visit http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/doctors/?utm_source=newzealandnow.govt.nz
b) Waitemata Asian Health Service c) Well Woman’s Nursing Service
Telephone (09) 486 8347 Telephone (09) 523 0263
d) Family Planning Association
e) Auckland Sexual Health
Auckland Sexual Health Services is a free, friendly, confidential sexual health service.
They believe that all people have a right to sensitive, confidential, quality sexual health
care. Auckland Sexual Health Services’ view of sexual health is holistic, and their multicultural team reflects this belief. Auckland Sexual Health Services offer free specialist sexual health checkups.
Telephone (09) 307 885 www.ashs.org.nz
f) Lifeline g) Chinese Lifeline
Telephone (09) 522 2999 Telephone (09) 522 2088
0800 111 777 www.lifeline.org.nz 0800 888 80
h)Youth line i) Problem Gambling
Telephone 0800 376 633 Telephone 0800 862 342
The hotline runs in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. The Asian Problem Gambling Services of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand provide services to people who are affected by problem gambling, no matter whether they are the gamblers or the family members or friends.
j) Community Council on Alcohol and Drugs Addiction
Telephone: 0800 787 797 www.adanz.org.nz
k) Auckland Central City Mission
136-140 Hobson St, Auckland
Telephone: 379 2395
l) Gamblers Anonymous
275 Glengarry Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland
Telephone: 0800 654 655 www.gamblersanonymous.org.nz
m) Alcoholics Anonymous
2 Mayoral Dr, Auckland Central Telephone: 0800 229 6757
Discrimination and violence
a) Human Rights Complaints b) Auckland Sexual Abuse Health
Telephone (09) 309 0874 Telephone (09) 623 1700 (24 hrs)
c) Shakti Asian Woman’s Safe House d) Child, Youth and Family Services
Telephone (09) 820 3507 Telephone 0508 326 459