Mirror HQ Youth Addiction Service

Whakaata Tohu Tohu | Mirror HQ Youth Addiction Service provides alcohol and other drug services for young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age. As young people are often coping with a range of issues this team works from a co-existing problem enhanced approach. We have a diverse team of practitioners providing a range of evidence based and culturally responsive approaches to meet the diverse needs of the young people and whānau we work with.

This service is for young people who:

  • Have problematic to severe alcohol and/or other drug use / gaming / gambling / other addiction issues.
  • have substance use and a suspected mental health issue/s or mental health diagnosis
  • Would like to make changes in their lives.
  • Require support with detox or need managed withdrawal
  • Are affected by a family member who has alcohol and/or other drug use

Or are

  • a parent of a young person with problematic alcohol and drug use

The focus of this service is to help you:

  • Address alcohol and other drug related issues and reduce associated harm
  • Improve wellbeing and mental health
  • Take charge of your life
  • Clarify difficult situations, find new solutions and build skills
  • Improve your quality of life and increase confidence.

We offer:

  • Hope for young people and their families and whanau
  • Culturally affirming safe space for young people to explore identity and values. 
  • 1:1 support and counselling provided at onsite, home, school or in the community
  • Comprehensive case management in partnership with young people
  • Specialist psychiatric and psychological support
  • Peer support
  • School based interventions                                    
  • Family inclusive practice and whānau therapy.
  • Educational and therapeutic groups
  • Referral and support to other services as required
  • Education and training to other professionals and organisations


If you would like to access our Mirror HQ service, we accept referrals from young people, their whānau or a professional.

Please use this referrals form.

Or feel free to contact us if you have an enquiry.