The Enabling Youth programme was established in 2008. We are part of Stopping Violence Services (Christchurch) Incorporated, which has been operating since 1984.

Enabling Youth works with at risk Youth/Rangatahi and young people between 11 and 30 years of age (Christchurch and North Canterbury) and 12 - 18 (South Canterbury)

The "Getting it Together" programme involves 10 - 15 sessions. The individualised programme operates each week, with face to face sessions and supported learning, while young people are engaged in the programme. Participants are supported or expected to practice their learning throughout the week and review their progress with their tutor/clinician at the next session. Tutors/clinicians are available throughout the week to assist the young people and their whanāu.

Enabling Youth was developed with a vision to work alongside young people facing challenges with abusive or violent behaviours. This programme can assist with a range of issues such as:

  • Lack of self esteem
  • Regulating emotions and behaviours
  • Relationship management - Intimate partner, Parents, education and work place environment.
  • Difficulty with life skills
  • Negotiation and problem solving
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Safety planning


Individual programmes are delivered by tutors/clinicians who have extensive experience working with challenging youth.

There is a comprehensive assessment process, that allows an opportunity to identify the individual requirements of each client including cultural needs and additional support areas.

Personal Development and Education or Career Plans are an important feature of our programme. They focus on the goals of the young person and assist in  ‘staircasing’ them towards their identified goals. If deemed appropriate, Enabling Youth will liase other agencies on behalf of the young person.

Region: Canterbury


Monday: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Tuesday: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Wednesday: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Thursday: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Friday: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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