ADL (Thrive)

Drug and Alcohol Services, Mental Health and Counselling Services

ADL is a not-for-profit youth services provider working with young people and their whānau across the lower South Island offering a diverse range of FREE services for young people aged 12 to 24 living in the lower South Island. We see clients either in person (face-to-face) as well as online (video) or by phone – and can work with you at one of our service delivery sites, or at your school, in the community or at home.

Thrive te pae ora is a free professional counselling service provided by ADL Limited, for young people (rangatahi) aged 12 to 24 and their family (whānau) living in the lower South Island. This can be accessed via face to face as well as online and telephone counselling. It’s safe, non-judgemental and completely confidential. If you're experiencing some difficulties with mental health or substance use, then we may be able to support you.

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Thrive Te Pae Ora - Supporting Youth Wellbeing


Adventure development counselling (ADC) A six month programme that includes individual and family therapy, activity based therapy and adventure group therapy experiences. Young people will attend counselling sessions, day activities and all going well will be invited to attend a 4-7 day outdoor ‘journey’. We also support cultural identity with immersive marae-based journeys.

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ADL -Supporting Young people