Auckland DHB Community Mental Health Services (Adult)
Community Mental Health Centre Hours
|Cornwall House||Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Reception 8.30am - 5.00pm)|
|Manaaki House||Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Reception 8.30am - 5.00pm)|
|St Lukes Centre||Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Reception 8.30am - 5.00pm)|
|Taylor Centre||Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 4.30pm (Reception 8.30am - 4.30pm)|
|Community Acute Service||7 days a week, 24 hours - Tel: 0800 800 717|
For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: 0800 800 717
Community Mental Health Service
The Auckland District Health Board (DHB) Community Mental Health services provide a range of services for adults with moderate to severe mental illness or psychological distress. Services are provided via multi-disciplinary teams which include psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers.
- Community Acute Service (24 hours, 7 days a week) - includes crisis assessment and acute home based treatment.
- Care and Recovery. Most clients receiving treatment will have their care coordinated by a key worker, who is a member of the multi-disciplinary care and recovery team. The key worker takes responsibility for coordinating the specific service each person needs. Clients are able to access a range of more specialist services via the Care and Recovery Teams, for example: CBT, DBT, dual diagnosis, family support, a range of therapeutic groups or individual interventions, access to the trans-cultural or Asian Mental Health Service.
- Early intervention (a multi-disciplinary intensive service for adults aged 18 - 30 who experience a first episode of psychosis).
- Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS): wrap around intensive services for clients with very high and complex needs. This multi-disciplinary team is based at St Lukes Community Mental Health Centre, providing services across the Auckland DHB area.
- Service Coordination: needs assessment and coordination to assist clients to access a range of community based support services, including mental health residential rehabilitation services.
For more consumer resource information for you and your family please access the Community Mental Health Resource Kit or click here to access New Zealand Guidelines Group website.
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability.… More
Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More
We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More
Non NZ residents may be charged for some services. Emergency psychiatric services or services provided under the Mental Health Act are free.
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An outline of areas covered by the ADHB Community Mental Health Centres.
Cornwall House-Taylor Centre Boundary
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Please refer to the attached map for the new Cornwall House CMHC and Taylor Centre CMHC boundary (effective 1 April 2013)
- Maori Mental Health Services (PDF, 264.3 KB)
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This page was last updated at 11:54AM on September 17, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Community Mental Health Services (Adult).