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Below is a list of organisations still operating and the type of services they're providing. MSD has also released a list of social services across the country here.
We'll be doing our best to keep these pages updated with the latest information on social services available for queer, gender-diverse & intersex young people across Aotearoa.
Mental health support:
We understand that the covid-19 lockdown may have you feeling anxious or depressed. You are not alone in these feelings and there are a number of organisations available at this time, please reach out and ask for help. We’re here.
ACC (sensitive claims, psychology services, psychiatry services)
Alcohol Drug Help
Gender-affirming healthcareWithin Auckland, gender affirming healthcare is still available for those already accessing it - see more in the table below. You can still self-refer to begin the process of assessing gender affirming healthcare if you have not accessed it before by contacting Auckland Sexual Health, but be mindful that things may progress slowly with the strain on our healthcare system at the moment. If you need support during this wait, accessing healthcare, or have any questions, please get in touch with us!
Outside of Auckland - please contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to discuss this with them. Medical practitioners have all moved to online consultations for the most part, and so should still be able to offer an e-appointment. If you need to go in person for things like bloodwork, this should still be able to be arranged, although it may take a little longer than normal - so contact your doctor or clinic well ahead of time.
Auckland Sexual Health
Centre for Youth Health
Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Work & Income SupportThe covid-19 is having a financial impact on many people, there are a number of places that are providing support during this time. If you need help accessing supports please contact us.
Auckland City Mission (Foodbank)
Auckland Council food distribution programme
St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies Foodbank)
Te Whanau Rangimarie