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 and email 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
I'm Abbey, Youthline Wellington's Education and Youth Development Coordinator. My role is to educate and develop our Wellington community through workshops tailored towards the interests of schools and organisations, by promoting the services we provide, through our Ongoing Education Programme workshops, our Youth Development Programme and our Mental Health Peer Support Programme. 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, exploring Wellington city, and keeping active. Originally from Auckland, my studies and work here in Wellington have brought me a whirlwind of experiences and have connected me with many amazing people.