News | September 3rd, 2021
Upside saw an area of need for young people, as Aotearoa quickly found ourselves back in Level 4 Lockdown. As all children, and parents/caregivers, need to find ways to school from home and entertain themselves, the concept of ‘Chur Packs’ came about.
Stories | August 31st, 2021
Living in Lockdown affects us all differently.
Stories | January 28th, 2021
One of our mentors recently told us about how he was seizing the teachable moments with his young person.
Stories | May 7th, 2020
Andrew from Symonds Street Dental and Rachel from Eden Orthodontics generously donated free dental and orthodontic work to a young person for as long as they needed it. This came to about $10,000 worth of work!
Stories | February 28th, 2020
At Josh's party was his OT social worker, a social worker from a group home he lived in, his foster mum and one other foster parent. No friends his own age.
Stories | February 26th, 2020
Jackson’s mother suffered from several addictions and due to neglect, Jackson was responsible for his own self-care from a very young age.
Stories | February 25th, 2020
“Hannah* believes she’s a burden and inherently unlikeable.” Child Psychologist Hannah was 13 when she was referred to us.
Stories | November 5th, 2019
In October 2019, we went on our annual camp and wrote our very own waiata, which we then sung around the camp fire together.
Stories | October 31st, 2019
Last weekend, 75 of the Upside (then Brothers in Arms) whānau descended on the YMCA Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges for our annual camp, and it was epic!