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Real Bay of Plenty

Real Bay of Plenty provides mental health and wellness support to young people through:


Whetū Marewa 

Whetū Marewa is a service that aims to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing in taiohi (young people), aged 12 to 24-years-old, who are living with mild to moderate mental health and addiction-related issues and social stressors. 

The mobile service has an outreach approach, providing support from registered health professionals and youth workers in schools and community clinics, and offering access to a range of supported interventions when needed. 

Whetū Marewa, which means ‘rising stars’ in te reo, is a reference to the taiohi the service supports and the potential they have to lead healthy and happy lives. 

You can contact the Whetū Marewa team at


Youth respite

Real Bay of Plenty runs a youth respite service for young people aged between 12–18 years. A young person experiencing a difficult time, such as suffering from anxiety or depression, can be referred to our service to stay.

A stay gives them a break in a caring environment where they will be supported by our team of youth workers to get back on track to feeling well. During a stay, our supportive and understanding team help young people develop problem solving and life skills and build resilience.

We believe with the right tools and support, every young person can realise their potential and feel more positive about their futures.

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How to get Real

There are a number of ways to access Real services if you or a loved one is needing help. Young people who live in the Bay of Plenty can be referred to Real through: 

  • CAMHS (child and adolescence mental health services) – 0800 333 061, or 
  • SORTED on 0800 229 7678, or  
  • Voyagers on 0800 486 947 

Alternatively, you can access help through Real’s Whetū Marewa service,, or youth respite, 07 579 3235*. 


Contact us

Drop us a line if you have any questions regarding our service.

Phone – 0800 804 217

Email –

*Please note, contact details are for Real’s youth respite. To contact the Pathways’ adult respite, call 027 268 5985.