Mental Health NZ


Our community based Mental Health Services (Mental Health NZ) support tangata whaiora in determining and realising their goals and aspirations.

Our Recovery Facilitators work in partnership with people to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship, taking a holistic, strengths-based approach based on the health and wellbeing model of Te Whare Tapa Whā.

Our range of services span the continuum from community-based acute alternatives to post-acute support and respite when needed, through to supporting people to live well in their local community.

Mental Health NZ

Our Community Mental Health Services Include:

Community Support:

Our Recovery Facilitators work with people to encourage and facilitate improvement of their health and wellbeing so they can thrive. We work with DHB clinical teams, primary care, community housing and support services, drug and alcohol services, Māori health providers, and other community providers to deliver person and whānau centric services. We provide this support to people living in their own homes, encouraging them to engage with their communities, including a focus on work or meaningful occupation, education and social activities.

Community Support (over 65):

Supporting people living in the Canterbury community on their recovery journey to regain their wellbeing. Our Recovery Facilitators support older people to enable them to remain in their own home by supporting their ability to live their daily lives in ways that promote independence, self-reliance and quality of life.

Taupo Crisis Respite and Recovery (Te Ara Hihiko):

In Taupo, planned and unplanned respite is provided as part of a 24/7 service which is integrated with the Home-Based Treatment Team, and together an acute alternative to inpatient admission is provided. The service supports people and their whānau to remain in their local community when possible, leading to more sustainable outcomes. Through this service, addiction issues are also managed (e.g. withdrawal) through this service, working in partnership with the local addiction provider.

Planned Respite:

In Waikato, our Respite Coordinator enables access to planned respite and ensures people are well supported while they’re there.

Home-Based Treatment and Discharge Support:

Support workers are integrated into both Waikato DHB and Lakes DHB to deliver Intensive Home-Based Treatment to the community. We also work in collaboration with Bay of Plenty DHB to co-deliver discharge support in the community for people leaving Te Whare Maiangiangi (Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Tauranga).

Contact us below to find out more about how our Mental Health Services can support you.

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