St John of God Waipuna

Our community, youth and child services provide specialist services for young people aged 10 to 25 years and their family (whanau).

Mum tenderly holds her baby at St John of God Waipuna

Our team is here to make sure you get the right opportunities and support for growth and development.

Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing team provides individual support and case work for young people at risk and their families.

The team also offers mental health services including counselling for young people between 10 and 25 years of age.

Contact us or make a referral to the health and wellbeing team manager.

Young Parents Development Service

Individual and group support is available to help young mums and dads make positive parenting and lifestyle choices. This includes one-to-one social work and a wide variety of education and development programs.

Contact us about support or make a referral to the young parents development service manager.

Community development

Our community development team offers a wide range of services and initiatives that includes individual support and advocacy, through to community action.

Contact us about support or make a referral to the community development manager.

Early childhood education

Our Little Owls Preschool provides a unique approach to childcare with a focus on wrap-around support for young parents and their children.

Little Owls Preschool and Daycare is located on the corner of Woodham Road and Pages Road in Avonside and is well situated for families in Avonside as well as Wainoni, Linwood, Bexley and Phillipstown.

Contact us about support or make a referral to the early childhood education manager.

Location & contact

St John of God Waipuna
349 Woodham Road, Avonside
Christchurch 8061
Tel: (03) 386 2159
Fax: (03)386 2159
Email: enquiries.waipuna@sjog.org.nz