Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide movement which aims to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities.

Its objectives include reducing the incidences and effects of criminal offending, building community resilience, and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life and enhance well-being.

Neighbourhood Support Nelson is one of many locally run organisations affiliated to the national umbrella body, Neighbourhood Support New Zealand.

The Neighbourhood Support network in New Zealand is modelled on similar networks overseas, and used to be called Neighbourhood Watch, but changed its name in 1999.