Youthline Wellington is an incorporated society established in 1971. Since then we have consistently delivered high quality youth development and support services to young people across the lower North Island and the top of the South Island.
The organisation is based in central Wellington although we work in partnership with schools and other agencies across the region. We also work in partnership with the five other independent Youthline organisations to deliver a 24 hour phone, text, email, and webchat counselling service to young people across New Zealand.
I’m Vicki Beachen, Youthline Wellington’s Manager. I’ve been in my role at Youthline for 14 ½ years and throughout this time have had the privilege of working with hundreds of amazing Youthline volunteers.
I love the work we do here at Youthline Wellington, supporting and developing young people and am very passionate about working for an organisation who has an extremely positive heritage and legacy, with a brand that is trusted, familiar and recognized. I really enjoy staying connected with my funders, sponsors and stakeholders and also connecting with other youth and community organisations. I also love being able to offer upskilling opportunities to our wonderful volunteers, who give so generously of their time.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking, gardening, pilates, cafes, driving muscle cars and my family is super important to me. I have two sons, aged 22 and 26 years.
Education and Youth Development Coordinator
Ahakoa he uri ahau no Parani, no Itari, no Engarani, I tipu ake ahau ki Tāmaki Makaurau, no reira, e mihi ana ki ngā mana whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ko Maungawhau te maunga
Ko Waitemata te awa
No Tāmaki Makaurau ahau
Ko Te Whanganui-a-tara tōku kainga inaianei
Ko Rachael raua ko Michal ōku mātua
Ko Abbey ahau
I'm Abbey, Youthline Wellington's Education and Youth Development Coordinator. My role is to coordinate and co-facilitate our various education, youth and community programmes. Youthline Wellington's education services aim to empower young people and their communities to use their strengths and resources in order to uplift their wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. It is such an honour to work alongside talented and passionate young people and professionals who I too can learn and grow from.
In my spare time I enjoy coffee (!!), songwriting, creating art, hanging out with friends and family and exploring Wellington city. Originally from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), my studies and work here in Te Whanganui-a-tara (Wellington) have brought me a whirlwind of experiences and have connected me with many amazing people.
I'm Tiffannie, Youthline Wellington's Office Administrator (among other things!). My role is to make sure things in our office space are running smoothly and efficiently and to support our amazing staff and volunteers in whatever way I can. I am so honoured to be a part of an incredible organization that works alongside young people to listen and offer strength-based support.
In my spare time, you will probably find me spending time with my husband and puppy, with my nose buried in a Stephen King book, or at my sewing machine. Since moving here from Vancouver, Canada, I have loved exploring some of the beautiful and epic places across Aotearoa.
Crisis Response and Helpline Operations Coordinator
I’m Annelies, Youthline Wellington’s Crisis Response and Helpline Operations Coordinator. After a year and a half of volunteering on the phones with Youthline Wellington, I have been lucky enough to step into this role and dedicate more time to supporting our rangatahi and wonderful volunteer counsellors. So far I have really been enjoying connecting and collaborating with our awesome staff and volunteers, and providing clinical input into our counselling practices and operations.
In my spare time I enjoy designing (I just finished a degree in Fashion Design), exploring Wellington (particularly eating and shopping my way down Cuba Street) and to be honest blobbing out in front of the TV. I am from Auckland originally, I moved to Wellington to study and now it’s my very much my home!