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Mental Health Services

Often overlooked or intentionally ignored, mental health issues can have a profound impact on an individual and their family. Talk to us about any problems you or someone you know may be struggling with.

How we can help

Our mental health is closely tied to how we perceive ourselves and the world around us.  When someone is suffering from a mental health issue it can distort the way they think and act, ultimately creating a situation where they are less likely to ask for help right when they need it the most.

This is why it is very important to look for warning signs in ourselves and those around us, to give us a heads-up that there might be an underlying issue going unaddressed.

Make a referral

Anyone can make a referral, including an individual or their whānau. Referrals to the service can also come from community mental health teams, acute mental health inpatient services, GP’s and other community organisations.

If you believe that someone you know may be suffering from a mental illness or is beginning to show symptoms, please get in touch.  The earlier a mental health issue is addressed the better. 

What to watch out for

Look for these warning signs if you think you, or someone you may know, could be suffering from a mental health issue.

In Adults

  • Sadness or irritability which has been long-lasting
  • Confused thinking
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety
  • Extremely high and low mood swings
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Unusually strong feelings of anger
  • Unexplainable physical problems
  • Being delusional or suffering from hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
  • Being increasingly unable to cope with daily issues
  • Withdrawing socially, making excuses to be alone
  • Denying or refusing to deal with obvious issues
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • The abuse of alcohol and/or drugs

Children & Pre-teens

  • Changes in eating and/or sleeping habits
  • Poor appetite
  • Angry outbursts
  • Changes in performance at school/falling grades
  • Skipping school
  • Unusually fearful of gaining weight
  • Constant complaints of physical issues
  • Acting out, defying authority
  • Damaging property or stealing, being destructive
  • A long-lasting negative mood
  • Being increasingly unable to cope with daily issues
  • Withdrawing socially, from activities and friends
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • The abuse of alcohol and/or drugs

Young Children

  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Hyperactivity
  • Being persistently aggressive
  • Being persistently disobedient
  • A notable change in school performance
  • Poor or falling grades regardless of applying effort
  • Showing signs of excessive anxiety or worry
  • Having persistent nightmares

Our Services

Mental health covers a wide range of issues that can often be difficult to pick up on. These are the key services we offer but if you or someone you know is having problems, please contact us regardless of whether you see a complimentary service listed below.

Kaupapa Maori Needs Assessment & Co-ordination (NASC)

We work with individuals and their whānau to assess their needs, plan and co-ordinate appropriate services.

Adult Home Based Support Service

We are a person-centred service to support adults living with mental illness who live independently, but not necessarily alone, in their community.

Infant, Child & Youth Help

We provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with mild to moderate mental health disorders.

Alcohol & Drugs: Adult

We provide drug and alcohol treatment, therapy, support and case management for adults (individual, group and inclusive of family and whānau).

Alcohol & Drugs: Youth

We work with young people in environments where they feel most comfortable.  Support is tailored to their needs and they are able to set their own goals.

Whānau Support

Whānau Support is a community based service which provides support, education, information and advocacy to the whānau of a person who has, or who may be developing, a major mental illness or addiction.

Peer Support

This is a community-based service which provides support, education, information and advocacy to a person who has, or may be developing, a major mental illness or addiction.

Reach out

If you or a family member are in need of aid for any mental health issues, from depression to addiction, please contact us for support and advice.  We have a lot of services that can help.