Supports available through Odyssey House for whānau and family of people with Alcohol or Drug concerns
for Family / Whānau
Odyssey support open to any whānau:
A free group aimed to improve the quality of life, coping skills, and support system of the family member, friend or supporter of the person with problem behaviour. It aims to teach self-empowerment and self-resilience, using tools and techniques for self-directed change.
Ph: 03 338 4437
The service is a phone counselling service with the ability to offer some face to face appointments in Christchurch.
We are available for anyone who is experiencing a problem related to methamphetamine – those that use and those who have concerns regarding someone else’s use. Service users are assigned their own Counsellor and can be supported at any stage of their journey.
0800 METH HELP
(0800 638 443)
CCS Inquiries: 03 338 4437
You are welcomed to meet our facilitators and other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar concerns with teenagers that are experiencing mental distress. We will help you work through strategies, share ideas and offer our support.
Ph: 021 534 137
Support for whānau of Odyssey clients only:
INDIVIDUAL WHĀNAU SUPPORT
We are offering individual whānau support for family/whānau members or friends of Odyssey clients as we recognise it can be difficult for those loved ones. The sessions provide a supportive space to talk with a family worker to identify what supports would be helpful.
This support is independent of any work being undertaken with the client.
Ph: 021 873 318
WHĀNAU SUPPORT GROUP
This support group is an opportunity for whānau and family members of Odyssey clients to meet others and connect. Odyssey staff will be there to greet you and provide their support.
Ph: 027 529 0275
SUPPORT WITH FOOD
Odyssey House are able to access some food parcels for family and whānau of Odyssey clients who are experiencing hardship.
Ph: 021 916 757
External Support Organisations:
Familial Trust - https://www.familialtrust.org/
Family Drug Support - https://fds.org.nz/
Al-Anon Family Groups - for whānau whose family members are using alcohol:
He Waka Tapu – integrated whanau services:
Purapura Whetu – Māori whānau community support: https://www.pw.maori.nz/referrals