Support to cope well
in times of stress

With the current spate of redundancies and job losses taking place, we know that many people across Aotearoa are living with immense stress and uncertainty. We understand the pressure that this can put on individuals and their whānau, and how this can impact the wellbeing of a whole community. 

That’s why we’re here to help. 

PIVOT, the early-intervention Drug and Alcohol Support service from Explore, offers understanding and expert support when you want to rethink your relationship with drugs or alcohol.

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Guidance for a more balanced life

During stressful times, it’s not unusual for people to reach for familiar coping mechanisms including drug and alcohol use. This is an understandable response but can lead to unhealthy habits, relationship strain, and other serious issues. 

Find a healthier way to manage life’s challenges with PIVOT. We designed this programme to be the fence at the top of the cliff, not the ambulance at the bottom: supporting Kiwis to reduce the risk of further harm caused by unhealthy substance use.

  • We can help you navigate tricky, unusual and scary times
  • We understand the vulnerability and pressure you’re under
  • We know that if there’s strain in one area of a person’s life it often spills over, impacting many other areas as well
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What is early-intervention?

Early-intervention support empowers you to make healthier choices before current patterns become harmful.

Our experienced team of clinicians and wellbeing coaches specialise in early-intervention support.

We’ll work with you to create a personalised plan that’s focused on your goals, and includes:

  • Initial meeting to unpack the best way to assist you
  • Personalised plan and goal setting
  • Private counselling sessions and access to a wellbeing coach
  • Actionable information to improve your own health and wellbeing
  • Psychoeducation workshops geared towards individual wellbeing
  • Online tools to track your progress

Contact Us

If you or a loved one are thinking about finding a healthier balance for drug or alcohol use, our team can help.

Fill out the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

0800 124 126

[email protected]

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Tailored Wellbeing Support

We provide individualised interventions and practical tools designed just for you.

Non-Judgmental and Inclusive Environment

We prioritise your wellbeing and respect your journey, regardless of the specific label or diagnosis.

Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

By focusing on the bigger picture, we help you create lasting positive changes in your life.

Experience and compassionate

Our experienced and compassionate team is here to support you on your journey towards positive change and personal growth.

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