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Real Canterbury

Real Canterbury provides a health and wellbeing service for taiohi aged between 13-20 years through the Real Talk Group Programme and youth mentoring.

We support young people to push past their fears and inhibitions to realise what they are capable of.


Real Talk Group Programme 2023

The Real Talk Group Programme runs over 10 weeks, offering early intervention for vulnerable taiohi struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. It’s delivered with the intent of teaching taiohi skills that will enable them to better manage intense emotions, social stressors and other things that get in the way of everyday life. The programme is designed to encourage taiohi to push past their fears and inhibitions and realise their own unique potential.

Term 1 times and dates
12-15-year-olds: Mondays, 4pm – 6pm, 30 January – 3 April 2023
• 15-18-year-olds: Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm, 1 February – 5 April 2023

Term 2 times and dates
12-15-year-olds: Mondays 4pm – 6pm, 24 April – 26 June 2023
15-18-year-olds: Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm, 26 April – 28 June 2023

Throughout the year, referral dependant, we can also offer a program that caters to 18-24-year-olds.

There is also the opportunity for taiohi to be supported one-on-one alongside the programme – talk to your Real Canterbury team if you would like more details.


Real in schools

Real Ōtautahi can run a school-based program that delivers a shortened version of the curriculum over 6-8 weeks for up to ten taiohi. Please contact Real staff to discuss this option further.


How to get Real

Anyone can refer!

Please get in touch if you want to find out more about the Real Talk Group Programme or have any questions about the services we offer in Canterbury.

Phone: 033393780