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Ashburn Clinic

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Ashburn Clinic is not an emergency service.

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Description

We are a psychiatric centre for any person 17 years or older. Services include assessment, detox, day programmes, residential counselling and aftercare. We specialise in co-existing psychiatric and eating disorders.

Our work is dedicated to those who come to Ashburn seeking to improve lives which have been diminished by impairment of the mind and spirit. 

We do not cater for violence, arson, intellectual disability.

Staff

Our inpatient units are staffed with nurses, as well as the inpatient clinical teams which include psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, general practitioners and a dietitian.

How do I access this service?

Referral

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Fees and Charges Description

Fees may apply, but some publicly funded beds are available. See our website for details on pricing: https://www.ashburn.co.nz/treatment/ 

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Our facility operates 24/7, however to make enquiries we recommend calling during our regular business hours noted above.

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Inpatient Care - Gwen Wilson & Frank Hay Units

Ashburn's Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units are residential care units for inpatients. They are staffed with nurses, as well as inpatient clinical teams which includes psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, general practitioners and a dietitian. We provide nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each patient has their own bedroom. Your treatment in the Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units will involve both group and personal activities throughout the working day. Individual treatment may include sessions with your own psychotherapist and appointments with any of the other clinical staff as necessary. Group treatment revolves around small therapy groups, community activities, meetings and interactions with staff and other patients.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be via letter, fax, email, or the website. 

Access to our inpatient and day patient services differs, depending on how the prospective patient is to fund their treatment. Details of each main funding process can be found on our website. Funding types include:

  • Private Paying Patients
  • Ministry of Health
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
Description

Ashburn's Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units are residential care units for inpatients. They are staffed with nurses, as well as inpatient clinical teams which includes psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, general practitioners and a dietitian. We provide nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each patient has their own bedroom.  

Your treatment in the Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units will involve both group and personal activities throughout the working day. Individual treatment may include sessions with your own psychotherapist and appointments with any of the other clinical staff as necessary. Group treatment revolves around small therapy groups, community activities, meetings and interactions with staff and other patients.

Inpatient Care - Alexander House

Ashburn also provides Alexander House as a self-care accommodation environment for people who do not require the intensive, 24-hour nursing care of the inpatient units. Patients in Alexander House are able to take responsibility for their own medications and safety, and can work together with other residents to manage any day-to-day issues that arise. Access to an on-call doctor is available after hours.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Admission may be as a transfer from the Gwen Wilson or Frank Hay units, or you may be admitted directly into Alexander House.

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be made via letter, fax, email, or the website. 

Access to our inpatient and day patient services differs, depending on how the prospective patient is to fund their treatment. Details of each main funding process can be found on our website. Funding types include:

  • Private Paying Patients
  • Ministry of Health
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
Description

Ashburn also provides Alexander House as a self-care accommodation environment for people who do not require the intensive, 24-hour nursing care of the inpatient units.

Patients in Alexander House are able to take responsibility for their own medications and safety, and can work together with other residents to manage any day-to-day issues that arise. Access to an on-call doctor is available after hours.

Outpatient Services

Ashburn offers outpatient psychiatric services within our private grounds at 496 Taieri Road, Halfway Bush. Our psychiatrists are skilled in assessment and a range of treatments. • Psychiatric assessment, consultation and ongoing management of all adult, psychiatric disorders • Psychiatric assessment for medicolegal, occupational or accident related reasons • Psychotherapeutic assessment for ongoing psychotherapy • rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for treatment-resistant depression.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be made via letter, fax, email, or the website.

Description

Ashburn offers outpatient psychiatric services within our private grounds at 496 Taieri Road, Halfway Bush.

Our psychiatrists are skilled in assessment and a range of treatments.
• Psychiatric assessment, consultation and ongoing management of all adult, psychiatric disorders
• Psychiatric assessment for medicolegal, occupational or accident related reasons
• Psychotherapeutic assessment for ongoing psychotherapy
• rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for treatment-resistant depression.

  • rTMS Flyer (PDF, 5.5 MB)

    General information for GPs.

Note: PDF downloads require the free Adobe Reader application to view.

Main Therapeutic Programme

This programme is attended by inpatients and day patients who reside in the Dunedin community and attend our Therapeutic Programmes during the week, Monday to Friday. The main Therapeutic Programme is designed to help you communicate with others and understand the reasons behind your own difficulties. This way, you will be better equipped to make personal changes in your life. The programme's structured day has an emphasis on group meetings, as well as individual therapy with your psychotherapist or psychiatrist. You will also take part in a range of activities, from art to housekeeping, which will be an important part of your therapy.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be made via letter, fax, email, or the website.

Access to our inpatient and day patient services differs, depending on how the prospective patient is to fund their treatment. Details of each main funding process can be found on our website. Funding types include:

  • Private Paying Patients
  • Ministry of Health
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
Description

This programme is attended by inpatients and day patients who reside in the Dunedin community and attend our Therapeutic Programmes during the week, Monday to Friday.

The main Therapeutic Programme is designed to help you communicate with others and understand the reasons behind your own difficulties. This way, you will be better equipped to make personal changes in your life.

The programme's structured day has an emphasis on group meetings, as well as individual therapy with your psychotherapist or psychiatrist. You will also take part in a range of activities, from art to housekeeping, which will be an important part of your therapy.

Addiction Programme

Using an individualised combination of medical, psychiatric, educational and therapeutic interventions Ashburn has a good track record of success, particularly when it comes to those needing a period of inpatient treatment to break the addiction cycle. With increasing demand for this specific inpatient service, Ashburn offers a focused, intensive time-limited, abstinence-based programme aimed directly at adults motivated to recover from addictive behaviours. Ashburn’s Addiction Programme has two distinct phases of Assessment and Treatment and follows detoxification which can either occur prior to admission or at Ashburn Clinic.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Social detox

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be made via letter, fax, email, or the website.

Access to our inpatient and day patient services differs, depending on how the prospective patient is to fund their treatment. Details of each main funding process can be found on our website. Funding types include:

  • Private Paying Patients
  • Ministry of Health
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
Description

Using an individualised combination of medical, psychiatric, educational and therapeutic interventions Ashburn has a good track record of success, particularly when it comes to those needing a period of inpatient treatment to break the addiction cycle.

With increasing demand for this specific inpatient service, Ashburn offers a focused, intensive time-limited, abstinence-based programme aimed directly at adults motivated to recover from addictive behaviours. Ashburn’s Addiction Programme has two distinct phases of Assessment and Treatment and follows detoxification which can either occur prior to admission or at Ashburn Clinic.

Eating Disorder Programme

The Eating Disorder Programme, incorporated in the Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units, specialises in the treatment of people with the whole range of eating disorders. A registered dietitian, who is part of the Eating Disorder Team, works closely with both the clinical and kitchen staff to ensure the dietary needs of each patient are addressed. Specific activities are provided to help patients address issues associated with their eating disorders e.g. shopping and cooking, and a psychoeducation group looks at issues including body image, nutrition etc. Individual and group time is spent exploring relevant issues through a variety of creative media. Each person has an individual therapist. Group participation with people who have similar problems is a powerful and effective treatment method. A defined protocol guides weight restoration, and in combination with the programme and individual work, an environment is created for positive change.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral is generally arranged through a health professional, often a general practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals can be made by telephone, while less urgent referrals can be made via letter, fax, email, or the website.

Access to our inpatient and day patient services differs, depending on how the prospective patient is to fund their treatment. Details of each main funding process can be found on our website. Funding types include:

  • Private Paying Patients
  • Ministry of Health
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
Description

The Eating Disorder Programme, incorporated in the Gwen Wilson and Frank Hay units, specialises in the treatment of people with the whole range of eating disorders.

A registered dietitian, who is part of the Eating Disorder Team, works closely with both the clinical and kitchen staff to ensure the dietary needs of each patient are addressed.

Specific activities are provided to help patients address issues associated with their eating disorders e.g. shopping and cooking, and a psychoeducation group looks at issues including body image, nutrition etc. Individual and group time is spent exploring relevant issues through a variety of creative media.

Each person has an individual therapist. Group participation with people who have similar problems is a powerful and effective treatment method. A defined protocol guides weight restoration, and in combination with the programme and individual work, an environment is created for positive change.

Southern Support Eating Disorder Service (SSED)

The Southern Support Eating Disorder Service provides education and collaborative working partnerships for health practitioners in the Southern region (Waitaki, Otago, Southland, and Central Otago). We work alongside other clinicians and offer a clinical learning model, providing support, expertise and resources to plan and complete appropriate assessment/treatment interventions for clients who have disordered eating/eating disorder issues. You can access the SSED service through: The Co-working pathway [see link below]. Requests can be received from any source, including primary health services, NGOs, community and inpatient mental health services Request for education/training on topics related to eating disorders. The SSEDS model provides for two pathways: Pathway 1: Clinician work only: SSEDS provides specialist knowledge and consultation to the clinician, regarding specific client needs, assessment tools, treatment approaches and referral pathways that the clinician could utilise. This could consist of an initial consultation and/or ongoing support and advice. Pathway 2: Clinician and client meeting: SSEDS works face-to-face with the clinician and their client. This usually would consist of one session per client, at the assessment or treatment planning stage, followed by ongoing support and advice to the clinician as required. SSEDS Co-Working Model Clinical Pathways Pathway 1 Clinician Only Contact Pathway 2 Clinician and Their Client Contact Via Phone/skype Face-to-face Step 1 Clinician only planning meeting [Face-to-face or skype/phone] Input for developing plans for their clients regarding: Assessment Treatment Review Number of contacts is not limited Step 2 Clinician & client meeting for: Assessment Treatment Review Ongoing advice to the clinician. Process review and data entry Process review and data entry NB: Prior to commencing the co-working process with the SSED service, please confirm which pathway you plan to utilise. From there it will be determined what client information may be required to assist the process; obtaining consent for information-sharing is the responsibility of the clinician.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You can contact the service Monday to Friday during business hours to make enquiries. Phone 0800 328 744 or 022 0159464, or via email at .

You can also ask your Doctor, Practice Nurse, School Counsellor or family/whānau to contact us and enquire about access to the SSED service. 

Description

The Southern Support Eating Disorder Service provides education and collaborative working partnerships for health practitioners in the Southern region (Waitaki, Otago, Southland, and Central Otago). We work alongside other clinicians and offer a clinical learning model, providing support, expertise and resources to plan and complete appropriate assessment/treatment interventions for clients who have disordered eating/eating disorder issues.

You can access the SSED service through:

  1. The Co-working pathway [see link below].  Requests can be received from any source, including primary health services, NGOs, community and inpatient mental health services
  2. Request for education/training on topics related to eating disorders.

 

The SSEDS model provides for two pathways:

  1. Pathway 1: Clinician work only: SSEDS provides specialist knowledge and consultation to the clinician, regarding specific client needs, assessment tools, treatment approaches and referral pathways that the clinician could utilise. This could consist of an initial consultation and/or ongoing support and advice. 
  2. Pathway 2: Clinician and client meeting: SSEDS works face-to-face with the clinician and their client. This usually would consist of one session per client, at the assessment or treatment planning stage, followed by ongoing support and advice to the clinician as required.

 

SSEDS Co-Working Model

Clinical Pathways

Pathway 1

Clinician Only Contact

 

Pathway 2

Clinician and Their Client Contact

Via

Phone/skype

Face-to-face

Step 1

Clinician only planning meeting

[Face-to-face or skype/phone]

Input for developing plans for their clients regarding:

Assessment

Treatment

Review

Number of contacts is not limited

Step 2

Clinician & client meeting for:

Assessment

Treatment

Review

Ongoing advice to the clinician.

Process review and data entry

Process review and data entry

 

NB: Prior to commencing the co-working process with the SSED service, please confirm which pathway you plan to utilise. From there it will be determined what client information may be required to assist the process; obtaining consent for information-sharing is the responsibility of the clinician.  

Note: PDF downloads require the free Adobe Reader application to view.

Dunedin Homebase Detox Service

The Homebase Detox Service offers: • An initial confidential assessment • Support for you, your family or friends • Monitoring of your detoxification on a day-to-day basis • Education and information • Referral to other agencies if necessary • Liaison with your GP.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Social detox

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can call us during business hours, Monday to Friday, to make enquiries or to discuss our service.

Phone: (03) 476 6063 Fax (03) 476-4255

Email: dunedindetox@gmail.com

Or you can ask your doctor to contact us.

Description

The Homebase Detox Service offers:
• An initial confidential assessment
• Support for you, your family or friends
• Monitoring of your detoxification on a day-to-day basis 
• Education and information
• Referral to other agencies if necessary
• Liaison with your GP.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

Public Transport

A bus stop is located 10-15 minutes walk from the Clinic.

Parking

Plenty of free parking available.

Contact Details

496 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

Ashburn Clinic
496 Taieri Road
Halfway Bush
Dunedin
Otago 9010

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Street Address

Ashburn Clinic
496 Taieri Road
Halfway Bush
Dunedin
Otago 9010

Postal Address

Private Bag 1916
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 4:29PM on December 1, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Ashburn Clinic.