Across the Lakes District, Real supports young people aged 12-20 and their families to build their ability to cope with life challenges and make positive decisions.
We have bases in Rotorua and Taupo, and work in community hubs in Reporoa, Mangakino and Turangi. We work closely with schools and health centres to support young people to:
Our team includes local psychologists and youth workers who actively engage with young people in environments familiar to them. We believe in the positive power of friendship as a means to support young people to realise their potential.
Here are some ways to connect with our Real Lakes team –
At school: be put in contact with Real through your school's guidance counsellors.
Health clinic: a doctor or a nurse at health clinics in the region can help you access Real services.
Rotovegas and Anamata Cafe in Rotorua: talk to the team at Rotovegas youth hub who can put young people in contact with us.
Real’s youth workers: korero mai with one of our youth workers who are available to provide support. Call us on 07 348 2944 (Rotorua) or 07 905 5060 (Taupo).
Phone: 07 348 2944
Address: 1364 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua
Postal address: PO Box 253, Rotorua 3040
Phone: 07 905 5060
Address: 111 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo
Postal address: PO Box 595, Taupo, 3351