Financial Assistance

WINZ Extraordinary Care fund

Work and Income provide an Extraordinary Care fund which is for carers to help support a child in their care who is showing promise in a particular area or experiencing difficulties that are significantly impacting on their development.

To contact them call: 0800 559 009 or for more information click here.


Ōranga Tamariki

Ōranga Tamariki offers financial assistance for counselling for foster carers and their tamariki.

To contact them call: 0508 227 377 or for more information click here.


Green Prescription

The Green Prescription is a free service aiming to assist individuals to make sustainable, healthy behaviour changes. Their service includes providing financial assistance for counselling.

Talk to your doctor to establish if you meet their criteria.

For more information about the Green Prescription click here.


Victim Support

Families of homicide victims and victims of sexual violence and serious crimes may be able to get a financial grant to cover the cost of counselling sessions through Victim Support.

To contact Victim Support call: 0800 842 846 or for more information click here.



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ACC Claims

Physical Injury

ACC covers all costs of therapy for individuals who have experienced a physical injury caused by a current or previously claimed accident which is having an impact on their mental health.

Sensitive Claims

ACC’s integrated service for sensitive claims (ISSC) contract covers all costs for long term therapy for clients who have experienced sexual violence.

If either of these apply to you let us know and our mental health provider who registered with ACC and will contact ACC on your behalf through her provider.