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Shabab (Rangatahi/Youth)
Arabic/Somali/Urdu (Te Reo Māori / English)

Our journey into adulthood is where we are most likely to discover who we are - it can be exciting, confusing, lonely, and overwhelming all at the same time. We can make incredible memories, lifelong connections, and learn important life lessons along the way.


We know that growing up as a young Muslim in Aotearoa can be challenging. The journey into discovering who we are can be more complicated, balancing the different expectations put on us from parents, friends, school, and social media. It can be difficult to deal with these struggles without the right support.  


Our goal is to ease this difficulty by bringing young people together to support one another on this journey and know that they are not alone. Here at Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi, we hope to connect youth with each other and provide opportunities to celebrate your success, discuss challenges you are facing, and build long-lasting friendships and memories.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Below are a few photos/videos from past events!

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Free Support for young people facing crisis.

Call 0800 376 633 or text 234

School Counsellors (High School)

Helping students to explore their difficulties and concerns, and to develop their capabilities and resilience within the high school space. Contact via locally attended high school. School Contacts: Principal, Deputy Principal, Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Year Dean, Youth Worker. Contact via locally attended primary, intermediate or high school.

UCMUSA - University of Canterbury Muslim Student Association

The running and maintaining of the university Musallah. Events for uni students. Voice of Muslim students at the university of canterbury35-37 Creyke Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041UC Muslim Students Association – Ukhwah | Da'wah | Tarbiyah (

Nawwawi Centre

Nawawi Center is a Muslim grassroots registered charity founded in 2008 that develops and provides programmes to nurture confident, balanced youth with a strong rooted New Zealand Muslim Identity. These programmes intertwine spirituality, education, culture, mental health and society and are provided in safe, caring, and positive environments for youth. Over the years, we have run events and projects ranging from educational workshops, camps and retreats to community festivals.

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