MAY 2021

Kia Ora!
We are delighted to welcome Callum Fowler to our clinical team!  Callum is tangata whenua- born and raised in Southland, of Ngai Tahu descent.  His runanga is Oraka Aparima.  Callum left Southland in search of adventures, trained as a doctor, lived overseas for a while and finally returned with a wife.  He has 2 dogs, and 2 kids.  Callum loves all things theatre (you may have seen him recently in 'Blackadder; The Golden Age' and you will be seeing him in the upcoming IMT production of 'Les Miserables').  He sings, plays guitar, laughs a lot, and loves skiing and dog sledding.  He is passionate about equitable health care for young people and has already brought lots of light and laughter to Number 10!
We have also recently welcomed Melanie to the team in our newly created Social Services Manager role- overseeing the Transitions Team.  Melanie moved to Invercargill in 2009 from Dunedin to live with her partner.  Between them they have seven children ranging between 26 years old and 10 years old.  Since moving to Invercargill, Melanie has spent most of her time either caring for their blended family, studying, working with whanau, rangatahi and tamariki in the social service field and volunteering with Scouts Aotearoa.  Melanie enjoys music, reading scifi and fantasy fiction, hanging with the family, and is a self-confessed gamer. It's great to have her on board!
On the 5th of March the Number 10 team dressed as brightly as possible and raised some money for Colour Your Day, a New Zealand initiative to tackle the Tall Poppy Syndrome and culture of criticism. 
'What about me?' is the NZ national youth health and well-being survey. Young people at Youth One Stop Shops throughout the country are taking part and will collect information to tell the Government, other agencies, and researchers what it's like to be a young person in Aotearoa.

Over the coming months some of Southland's young people aged from 13 to18 will take part in the survey. They will be asked many questions such as how they feel about life. They will answer some question on types of risky behaviours that they may experience now or in the past such as addictions, abuse, self-harm or had thoughts about suicide. Young people are supported through this process with the help of Number 10 Youth Mentors and Coaches.
Young people will have the opportunity to tell us, and the Government the one thing they think would help to have a good life now and in the future. We are excited to have a part in this high-quality research.
The Creative Arts team finished off the term by painting a hoarding panel to go up around the CBD rebuild.
A reminder that our Creative Arts Group runs during term time, and will be back after the school holidays!

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm
Ages: 11-20
Boys Group 21 have had an action-packed week of activities, games, fun and awesomeness!  Despite it being a short week due to Anzac Day they have squeezed in a gym session at SNAP fitness, shooting hoops at the stadium, checking out the new hydroslides at Splash Palace, 10 pin bowling, bush walking and lots of time getting to know each other.  
"I've enjoyed it quite a lot.  It's been pretty good meeting new people and catching up with people from last time," Josh (aged 14).
Starting in Term 2 is our new drop-in Woolcraft Group- for anybody aged 10-24 who is interested in anything woolly and crafty!  From absolute beginners to expert, all are welcome.  Each week our truly talented facilitator Vanessa will run through a technique to learn/ master but participants are welcome to bring their own projects to work on as well.  Some yarn and needles will be available. 

Details: Wednesdays during term time
Time: 12:30-2:00pm
Location: Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop, 10 Deveron Street
Start Date: May 5, 2021

Please note:  If you are enrolled in school, you are expected to be at school during the school day.  If you are interested in a group like this outside of school hours, please contact us so we can gauge interest.
To Mātou Hikou (Our Journey) is a brand new group at Number 10, running weekly on Mondays from 3:45-4:45.  Starting on Monday the 10th of May the group will explore and celebrate culture, make connections with each other and the community, and be a fun, safe place for young people.
All of our group programmes are NO COST to participants! 
 If you are interested in finding out more, head to our website and download a brochure. To register a young person, contact us by email ( or give us a call (03) 214 1013
Number 10 are in Riverton! Starting on the 4th May, we will have clinical and mentoring services available to young people aged 10-24 in the Aparima area on Tuesdays.
If you'd like to book an appointment, jump on our website (, facebook page (Number 10 Youth One Stop Shop) or give us a call (214 1013). Make sure you let us know that you're interested in a Riverton appointment.
Number 10 will again be celebrating Pink Shirt Day on Friday 21st May 2021. 
This year's tee has just landed at Cotton On - buy yours online or in selected stores today. Wear it on Friday 21 May and beyond to show you’re committed to making Aotearoa a kinder, more inclusive place where diversity is celebrated and bullying isn’t tolerated.
Head here to get yours now:
100% of net proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly back into the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa - enabling the Mental Health Foundation to run Pink Shirt Day, raise awareness about bullying prevention and provide resources that promote inclusive workplaces, schools and communities nationwide. #PinkShirtDayNZ
We are just over a week away from Number 10's Annual Youth Week celebration, Rangatahi Sports Tournament! This year we have 9 teams from 7 Alternative Education Organisations- 2 are coming all the way from Dunedin!   ILT Stadium Southland are major sponsors- providing the venue and bits and pieces for the day free of charge, which we appreciate massively!
We are also hugely grateful to the businesses who are helping us out by donating prizes- we recognise that for many it has been a tough 12 months, but we have been blown away by the willingness of businesses to get on board and make the Tournament a success!  Aside from awarding trophies and prizes to the first team in each sporting category, spot prizes are awarded for teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship as well as an overall team prize for Fairplay.  We genuinely couldn't do it without this support, so a HUGE thank you!
We are especially thankful for the support that Community Trust South provide to Number 10 projects. Community Trust Southland have awarded us $70,000 in operational funding for the 2021 year. This allows us to continue working within the community to provide much needed resources that support young people who struggle with issues such as mental health. The funds enable us to continue in our broad mission to ensure healthy, resilient youth for Southland. We are extremely grateful for their support.  


We have a nurse available each  weekday and a doctor twice a week.  
To see the doctor you must first see one of our nurses.  All you need to do is register with our service which you can do through our online form!


Our Social Services staff provide one to one mentoring, advocacy, activities, events, and groups all in a safe place enabling youth to explore new skills and pursue goals.  We can support youth to set goals and help achieve them by walking side by side on the journey.

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-4.30pm
Wednesday (Late night) 9am-6pm
Phone: 03 214 1013
Mobile: 027 472 4703
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10 Deveron Street | PO Box 186 | Invercargill
Ph: 03 214 1013

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