3DHB - Te Whare Marie Specialist Māori Mental Health Service
Mental Health & Addictions Service
We are a specialist kaupapa Māori mental health service.
Our service is for anyone who identifies as Māori and is experiencing mental illness, who lives in Wellington, Porirua or Kāpiti and wants to engage in a cultural and clinical pathway of healing.
Specialist Māori Mental Health Service
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Kaupapa Māori
- Programme Type
Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
All referrals should go through Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 contact centre.
It’s best you are referred by your GP because they know you and understand your health. However, you can contact Te Haika - 0800 745 477, yourself if you prefer to.
We are not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help, please contact Te Haika - 0800 745 477 first.
We are a specialist kaupapa Māori mental health service. We provide the same care as mainstream mental health services, complemented by Māori cultural concepts and pathways of health.
We have two teams:
- Tamariki, rangatahi me o ratou whānau (0 to 19 years old)
- Pakeke me kaumatua whānau (20 to 65 years).
We use Māori interventions in a therapeutic environment, which utilises a strengths-based approach that helps many of our tangata whaiora achieve their aspirations.
We continuously work to include whānau in sustainable recovery from mental illness, combining Māori cultural concepts with western clinical models of mental health care.
To provide tools for people to better manage stress and mitigate their problems, we promote the use of cultural practices and frameworks to empower individuals and whānau who enter our service. These are used alongside clinical interventions including but not limited to:
- cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- dialectal behaviour therapy (DBT)
- acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)..
We provide tautoko (support) and education with understanding and managing an individual’s journey to recovery.
Our whānau includes administrators, Kaumatua, a cultural therapist, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, a child psychotherapist, an occupational therapist, nurses, a support worker and a consumer advisor.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 21 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan.
To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.
There is a large car park outside the centre.
(04) 230 6322
30 Kenepuru Drive
30 Kenepuru Drive
Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50215
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This page was last updated at 11:33AM on June 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Te Whare Marie Specialist Māori Mental Health Service.