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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Te Whare Ahuru Acute Inpatient Unit

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services



Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 mental health and addiction contact centre.


The service is for people who live in the Hutt Valley who are experiencing severe mental illness. We sometimes admit people from Wairarapa and the wider Wellington region.

Te Whare Ahuru is a 24 hour mental health assessment and treatment service for adults aged from 18 upwards who are experiencing serious mental health concerns.

Here are examples of what we provide:

  • Occupational therapist engages people in everyday activities of interest, paid or volunteer work, outside interests and activities to get them on the road to feeling better.
  • Mental health nurses help with medication, advocacy and assessment.
  • Mental health support workers focus on people’s comfort and their personal cares.
  • Social workers provide talking therapy, support with families, psychosocial education, support with social services and connecting people with communities.
  • Psychiatrists can prescribe medication if it is the best option.

Located at Hutt Hospital, High Street, Lower Hutt

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:51PM on October 4, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Acute Inpatient Services - Youth and Adult | MHAIDS | Te Whatu Ora.