Level 2, 14 Laings Road
P O Box 30 933
Lower Hutt, 5040
WellTrust is the greater Wellington region youth Alcohol and Other Drug, AOD, counselling service. We are a certified provider of AOD services and have a team of counsellors who work with young people, age 10-19, with their alcohol or other drug issues. WellTrust caters for around 90% of all youth AOD referrals in the region.
We provide an outpatient service from our premises in Lower Hutt, but because students are usually not able to travel, we work with them at the school they attend. We provide this mobile service to 26 secondary schools across the region. We help keep students in class, in a teachable state, rather than have them suspended for their drug use.
We also work out of the three regional CYF offices and from six Community Police Stations: Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Wellington Central, Waitangirua and Kapiti.
Our service is free and totally confidential.
Around 80% of our clients achieve their goal to reduce or stop their problematic use.
We get referrals from young people, parents, schools, police, CYF, probation services, the courts...
Written comprehensive assessment reports are provided on a fees-for-service basis.
Cannabis and alcohol are the main drugs we see young people using/abusing, but solvents, ecstasy, Ritalin, magic mushrooms, P, and the synthetic cannabinoids like K2, Kronic are also particularly problematic for youth.