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3DHB - Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

The service is for people with persistent, long-term mental health and/or substance dependency problems, many of whom may be homeless and/or do not have any family support.

The service is for people from Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

Programmes

Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals should go through Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre.

Description

A person’s living conditions sometimes mean it can be difficult for them to get the mental health and/or addictions related support they need. 

The service is for people with persistent, long-term mental health and/or substance dependency problems, many of whom may be homeless and/or do not have any family support. The service is for people from Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

We provide therapy and education to help people see the early signs of a possible relapse. We also help clients with practical issues, such as connecting them with help from Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ).

Here are some examples of what we provide for our clients:

  • psychologists use non-drug treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) to provide tools for people to better manage stress and mitigate their problems.
  • mental health nurses help with medication, advocacy and assessment, and can do home visits.
  • occupational therapist can engage you in everyday activities of interest, paid or volunteer work, outside interests and activities to get you on the road to feeling better.
  • social worker provides talking therapy, support with families, psychosocial education, support with social services and connecting people with communities.
  • psychiatrist can prescribe medication if it is the best option.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Fees

To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.

Contact Details

Ground Floor
Administration Building
Wellington Hospital
31 Mein Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

Ground Floor
Administration Building
Wellington Hospital
31 Mein Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South

This page was last updated at 1:23PM on October 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT).