Feedback received from our pilot early intervention programme


"Myself and [Name removed] were highly impressed with program and the calibre of staff and want to relay this you all. We hope to catch up with you and the rest of the staff in the New Year to discuss ways we can assist in the future. This feedback for on [Programme Particpant] is an incredible insight and I think it would highlight many strengths he himself never knew he had."

(Local Youth Aid Officer)


"Thank you for inviting us, it was a privilege to share in the afternoon (Graduation). I really didn’t expect the genuine aroha and emotion of it all – and being there gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for the work that you & the team do."



"For START to keep in contact long-term will be very helpful to [Name Removed] transition. He has had a lot of people close to him let him down."

(Whanau member)


"The START Early Programme was just the thing he needed to find the things in life he wants and needs to be a good adult/teen in the community."

(Whanau member)


"The contact throughout the programme has been wonderful, it has been awesome hearing what [Name Removed] has been doing and his goals … Having Laura ring me has been a great high for me."

(Whanau member)


"The Best thing about ‘Isolation’ was the people around me, very positive nice, caring and easy to talk to.

The tramping was killer."

(Programme Participant)


"Thanks to the staff I have felt more involved in the programme in so many ways. I have seen myself improve at joining in on activities I would not normally do.

The best thing about ‘Ora Toa’ was talking to the staff and getting to know them better. Also being able to let things out that I would normally bottle up and hide.

Everything planned on this programme was exciting and every day is different."

(Programme Participant)