Links to other helping agencies

Successful relationships

The following links are to organisations that provide support around developing and sustaining successful relationships.

Child protection

Violence prevention

  • Deter Bullying is part of the Ministry of Education’s Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) website with information about bullying.
  • Bullying prevention and response is a guide for schools that provides practical advice on how to prevent bullying and respond effectively when it does occur.
  • The Sophie Elliott Foundation aims to prevent violence against women by raising awareness about the signs of abuse in dating relationships. They are Police’s partners in Loves-Me-Not.
  • It’s Not OK is a community-driven behaviour change campaign to reduce family violence in New Zealand.
  • Violence Free Waitakere website demonstrates many ways of working to prevent violence and nurture a robust community.

Online safety

  • NetSafe promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies.
    • The Orb is an online incident reporting tool.
    • www.cyberbullying.org.nz - information and advice on cyber-enabled bullying for young people, parents and teachers.
  • Connect Smart provides information on how to improve online protection.

Skills development

  • Kidpower NZ provides training so people have the skills to maintain personal safety.

Counselling services

  • Kidsline is a telephone counselling service for all kids up to 14 years of age.
    Helpline: 0800 54 37 54
  • Youthline offers support to young people. Their online Info Zone provides tips, tricks and techniques for life.
    Helpline: 0800 37 66 33
    Free Text: 234
    Email: talk@youthline.co.nz
  • What’s Up is a counselling phone line for children and young people 5-18 years old, staffed by trained counsellors.
    Helpline: 0800 942 8787

If you come across a broken link, or have suggestions for other relevant links, please email schools@police.govt.nz.

Travelling safely

The following links are to organisations that provide support around the safe use of our transport networks.

If you come across a broken link, or have suggestions for other relevant links, please email schools@police.govt.nz.

Responsible citizens

The following links are to organisations that provide support around the protection of personal possessions and respect the possessions of others.

  • Neighbourhood Support aims to make homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live.
    • Junior Neighbourhood Support is a programme to promote a sense of pride, safety and community spirit, in children and in the wider school community.
  • Community Patrols of New Zealand are voluntary groups who give time and take responsibility to help the Police make their communities safer. 
  • Crimestoppers  enables people to give information about crime without revealing their identity.
  • Phone: 0800 555 111 or complete a confidential online form.
  • The Ministry of Justice’s Stop Graffiti Guide is a practical resource on how to stop graffiti vandalism.
  • BNZ Safer Schools  is a project to protect school property using a forensic property marking product to deter theft.
  • Victim Support provides a free 24/7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma.
  • Māori wardens help make our communities safer, assist rangatahi and support whānau.

If you come across a broken link, or have suggestions for other relevant links, please email schools@police.govt.nz.

Healthy body, healthy mind

The following links are to organisations that provide support around the respect for body and mind and resisting the abuse of behaviour-altering substances.

Alcohol

  • Alcohol.org.nz is the Health Promotion Agency's site for information, advice, research and resources to help prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline supports those who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking or other drug use.
    Helpline: 0800 787 797

Tobacco

  • Smokefree provides facts about the dangers of smoking and information to encourage New Zealand smokers to quit.

All drugs

  • The New Zealand Drug Foundation aims to reduce and prevent the harms caused by drugs, by   advocating for policies and services that build a healthy society.
  • DrugHelp provides support to people for whom drug use is causing problems.
    Helpline: 0800 787 797
    Pasifika Helpline: 0800 787 799
    Whaka-tu-tangata Helpline: 0800 787 798

Health

  • KidsHealth offers information on how smoking, drinking, and doing drugs affect people's lives.
  • The Life Education Trust provides education about healthy choices, respecting others , and appreciating uniqueness.
  • The Family Services Directory is a searchable directory of service providers that can help families, including for example local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services  (CAMHS).
  • The Mental Health Foundation website provides information on mental health conditions, where to get help and how to obtain support through their Get Help section.

If you come across a broken link, or have suggestions for other relevant links, please email schools@police.govt.nz.