Asian Wellbeing Services

Asian Wellbeing Services (AWS) is part of Asian Family Services. Established in 2016, AWS provides professional and confidential psychological interventions and tailor-made psychoeducation and therapy workshops.

Fees may vary depending on the type of service provided. (NZ$120-$180+GST)

  • Experienced team of registered professionals offering a wide range of counselling and psychological services.
  • Our team includes: counsellors, art therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and AOD counsellors.
  • All services are culturally appropriate and multi-lingual.
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Team Profile

Asian Wellbeing Services is made up of an experienced team of registered professionals who offer a wide range of counselling and psychological services.

4-7-8 Breathing Practice (poster)

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4-7-8 Breathing Practice (video)

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2019 Korean Youth Mental Health Resource

Korean youth living in New Zealand feel and distressed due to high expectation of academic achievement from their parents.


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What is counselling (poster)

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk to some who will listen without criticism, and who will keep what you say private


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20200619-Yaya Talk Workshop (Mandarin) 2

19/06/2020 10:00 AM
Speaker - Julia Zhu, Hong Yuan, Alice Wang, Eva Chen
Location - Online Zoom

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The COVID-19 National Psychosocial Campaign Introduction

Funded by the Ministry of Health for AFS to provide translated linguistically appropriate COVID-19 related resources and counselling to Asian clients affected by the pandemic using the existing helpline as the main platform


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NZ Asian Mental Health & Wellbeing Report

A survey conducted by Asian Family Services and Dr. Andrew Zhu recently released and showed Asians in New Zealand are experiencing racism, anxiety and other mental health issues because of COVID-19 pandemic.


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Asian Family Services Brochure

Asian Family Services Brochure


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Mindfulness (Video)

Mindfulness (Video)


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Mindfulness (Poster)

Mindfulness (Poster)


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20200515 Yaya Talk workshop (Mandarin) 1

15/05/2020 10:00 AM
Speaker - Susan Zhu, Julia Zhu, Eva Chen
Location - Zoom

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Helping whānau and friends through the tough times

If someone in your whānau is experiencing manawa pā, there are ways to help them through right now.


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Are you worried someone is thinking of suicide?

People who feel suicidal often feel they are alone and their family, whānau and friends would be better off without them. Support from people who care about them, and connection with their own sense of culture, identity and purpose, can help them to find a way through.


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How do I look after my own hauora and wellbeing?

How do I look after my own hauora and wellbeing


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Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Whare Tapa Whā is a Māori model of health and wellbeing. It is a metaphor-based on four pillars of a whare/house. The essence of these concepts is to keep each other well including those from afar too. Checking in on the four pillars helps us balance our wellbeing and support others to balance theirs.


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Building emotional intelligence through RULER

RULER is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.


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AOD Withdrawal Symptoms 2 (poster)

Alcohol and drug withdrawal symptoms information in Asian language (poster)


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4-7-8 Breathing Practice (poster)

Are you feeling anxious/worry or having a problem sleeping at night? Try this breathing exercise, and it will help you to relax your body and calm your mind.


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5 ways of cultivate an attitude of gratitude (video)

Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with GREATER HAPPINESS.


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4-7-8 Breathing Practice (video)

Are you feeling anxious/worry or having a problem sleeping at night? Try this breathing exercise, and it will help you to relax your body and calm your mind.


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2019 Korean Youth Mental Health Resource

Korean youth living in New Zealand feel and distressed due to high expectation of academic achievement from their parents.


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Family Violence and Vulnerable Migrants. What are your rights?

16/07/2020 10:00 AM
Speaker - Harry Fatu Toleafoa, Lena Wong
Location - Online Zoon

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018/2019

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) evolved from Gamblefree Day which was traditionally held on 1 September.


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Wellbeing Tips (poster)

Looking after our wellbeing is essential right now. We can’t afford not to do it. Our tips are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing


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Wellbeing Tips (video)

Wellbeing tips


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20200619-Yaya Talk Workshop (Mandarin) 2

19/06/2020 10:00 AM
Speaker - Julia Zhu, Hong Yuan, Alice Wang, Eva Chen
Location - Online Zoom

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2020

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New Zealand Police recorded nearly 150 cases of family violence per day within the first 4 days of the COVID-19 lockdown! Please say “No” to family violence!!

News media in New Zealand simultaneously reported on this shocking issue: the dramatic increase of family violence cases during the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand. Family violence is not okay. We are here to help.

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Asian schoolgirl forced to change schools due to racial harassment! Don’t be silent when you are treated unfairly in New Zealand!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, AFS received many calls from those who suffered from racial harassment related to coronavirus. Lily’s case was one of them. To protect the privacy of the client, names have been changed and background information masked

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First Asian mental wellbeing report released: results are striking! | 2020 New Zealand Asian Wellbeing Report

First Asian mental wellbeing report released: results are striking! | 2020 New Zealand Asian Wellbeing Report

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66% of Asians living in New Zealand gamble? | 2020 New Zealand Asian Wellbeing Report

Recently, the 2020 New Zealand Asian Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey initiated by Asian Family Services and commissioned by Trace Research released its findings.

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NZ Asian Mental Health & Wellbeing Report

A survey conducted by Asian Family Services and Dr. Andrew Zhu recently released and showed Asians in New Zealand are experiencing racism, anxiety and other mental health issues because of COVID-19 pandemic.


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AOD Withdrawal Symptoms 1 (GIF)

The GIF documents provides you the information about alcohol and drugs withdrawal symptoms.
​Available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai


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Mindfulness (Video)

Mindfulness (Video)


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Mindfulness (Poster)

Mindfulness (Poster)


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5 Ways of Wellbeing (Video)

The Five Ways of Wellbeing is a set of five simple actions that can improve wellbeing in everyday life. Give, Be active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Connect.


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20200515 Yaya Talk workshop (Mandarin) 1

15/05/2020 10:00 AM
Speaker - Susan Zhu, Julia Zhu, Eva Chen
Location - Zoom

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5 Ways of Wellbeing (Poster)

During this unprecedented time, mental health has never been more important to us.


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