3DHB - Community Mental Health Teams (General Adult)
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Our service is for adults aged 18 and older in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa.
If you have come to this page because you are concerned about someone else, please let them know about our service, or contact Te Haika yourself, if that is going to be more helpful.
Community Mental Health Services
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Non-acute specialist mental health community services
Wellington, Wairarapa, Hutt
- Age Groups
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
All referrals for people in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti should go through Te Haika, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre.
In the Hutt Valley for both initial and subsequent contact, use the details below between 8am and 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Fridays. Outside these times, call Te Haika.
People in the Wairarapa can directly (for both initial and subsequent contact) - after hours it will be automatically redirected to Te Haika.
A referral from your GP is best because it’s important that your doctor is aware and involved in treatment planning and care. GPs are responsible for managing all health services for people (not just mental health) and provide ongoing care for people once they no longer need to use specialist mental health services. However, you can self refer if you prefer not to go through your GP.
You may require mental health services that are best provided through the community. This means you may use our services and visit us a number of times, but you still carry on with your usual life in the community.
At times some people may need to be admitted to a mental health unit, but most mental health services are provided in the community.
We have a team of professionals who can help you in numerous ways.
- medication prescribing and monitoring
- group work - e.g. anxiety management, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), bipolar education group, Leap into Work
- individual therapy - e.g. CBT, schema therapy, mindfulness work
- recovery focused work with care managers
- relapse prevention planning
- support, care and treatment during acute episodes of unwellness.
As well as providing direct treatment, we can provide specialist support and advice to your GP to enable them to best help you with any mental health needs you have now or may have in the future.
We also provide a number of community based crisis respite and recovery houses, as well as one based at Wairarapa Hopspital.
|Wellington||Monday - Friday||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Hutt Valley||Monday - Friday||8.00am - 4.30pm|
|Wairarapa||Monday - Friday||8.00am - 4.30pm|
To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.
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This page was last updated at 9:35AM on November 20, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Community Mental Health Teams (General Adult).