SUPP Service – youth alcohol and other drug service for under 19s


SUPP is an adolescent Co-Existing Problems Service which caters to the needs of youth throughout the Whanganui District. 


SUPP is a place for under 19 year olds to have straight up conversations around alcohol, drugs and mental wellbeing.


SUPP supports young people under 19 years old with alcohol, drug and mental wellbeing concerns. This includes working with families who have concerns about a young person and other agencies who would like support with education/awareness around mental health and addictions.


The SUPP team offers:


  • brief intervention work around alcohol, drugs and mental wellbeing
  • groupwork
  • assessment and therapeutic interventions using motivational interviewing and harm minimisation work
  • psychoeducational work on the effects of alcohol and drugs on mental wellbeing
  • consultation and liason to other professionals working with young people
  • training on brief interventions and screening tools for young people


How to contact the SUPP team


Text or phone: 


Sam: 021 192 8010

Helen: 027 290 8453

Paul: 021 903 335

Michele: 021 192 8828




Referral form download here. Completed referral forms can be emailed to:


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If you need urgent mental health support please contact:


Infant Child Adolescent Mental Health & Addictions Service (ICAMHAS)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm 

Phone: 06 348 1901


Mental Health Assessment and Home Treatment team (MHAHT)

Afterhours phone: 0800 653 358