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Atareira

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Atareira promotes mental health and addiction recovery through partnerships with families, service-users and their communities.

Atareira’s main office is located in Porirua, with satellite offices in Wellington City and Lower Hutt.  Our mobile workers cover all areas throughout the Wellington catchment area.  

Atareira offers a number of services including Family Whānau support, Transitional Housing, Child and Youth services, anxiety management programme and support groups. Contact us for more information.

Charges

There is no charge for our services.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
 Family/Whānau Support Service     Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 
 Transitional  Housing  Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
 Child and Youth  Monday - Friday  8.30 am  - 5.00pm 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Family Whānau Support Service

When a family member is mentally unwell or is coping with addiction issues, it can be confusing and stressful for the rest of the family / whānau. Our family and whānau services help families enhance their wellbeing by building on their resilience, understanding and affirming their experience of supporting someone with mental health and/or addiction concerns. Support for children, Māori and Pasifika whānau available.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are accepted.  With the person's consent, you can make a referral for someone else.  There is no referral form to fill out, simply contact us with the details and we will take it from there.

If you live outside the Greater Wellington Region we can connect you with one of the Supporting Families branches in your region.

Description

When a family member is mentally unwell or is coping with addiction issues, it can be confusing and stressful for the rest of the family / whānau.

Our family and whānau services help families enhance their wellbeing by building on their resilience, understanding and affirming their experience of supporting someone with mental health and/or addiction concerns. Support for children, Māori and Pasifika whānau available.

Transitional Housing

Atareira Transitional Housing has been responding to the needs of homeless people in Wellington since 2003. We provide short-term transitional housing and support to individuals and families that are temporarily experiencing homelessness. Included in our support is help to find sustainable housing. While staying in a Transitional Housing home, residents take care of their own basic living needs, including: - personal hygiene - cleaning and cooking - transport etc Staff will work alongside residents to develop a Housing Action Plan which includes working towards finding future accommodation. We encourage residents to link in and receive support from other services while with Atareira Transitional Housing. Please contact us for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Self-referrals are accepted as well as referrals from support services.

  • You can contact us to find out more information about our service, and to discuss a referral

  • You are required to fill in a referral form and email it to Transitionalhousing@atareira.org.nz

  • You will be expected to attend an Assessment interview

  • Based on the information we receive and your interview, we will determine your eligibility for the service and notify you of the outcome.

If you are deemed eligible, when a vacancy arises you will have an opportunity to view the room and accept or decline our offer of temporary housing.

Description

Atareira Transitional Housing has been responding to the needs of homeless people in Wellington since 2003.  We provide short-term transitional housing and support to individuals and families that are temporarily experiencing homelessness.  Included in our support is help to find sustainable housing. 

While staying in a Transitional Housing home, residents take care of their own basic living needs, including:
- personal hygiene
- cleaning and cooking
- transport etc

Staff will work alongside residents to develop a Housing Action Plan which includes working towards finding future accommodation.

We encourage residents to link in and receive support from other services while with Atareira Transitional Housing.

Please contact us for more information.

Family/Whānau Support Groups

Our Support Groups are for family, whānau and friends of people experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues and are facilitated by the family/whānau worker in each area. Groups meet regularly and provide an opportunity to gain support, share experiences and explore relevant topics in a welcoming environment.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Click here to see the support groups running in your area.

Description

Our Support Groups are for family, whānau and friends of people experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues and are facilitated by the family/whānau worker in each area. Groups meet regularly and provide an opportunity to gain support, share experiences and explore relevant topics in a welcoming environment.

Child and Youth Services

Providing support to children and youth experiencing mental health or addiction issues or support to children and youth with a family member experiencing mental health or addiction issues - through one to one support or group programme

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Contact us for more information about this programme.

Once we receive your referral, we may also make a time to meet with parents/caregivers to talk about the needs of each child/youth.  

Description

Providing support to children and youth experiencing mental health or addiction issues 
or
support to children and youth with a family member experiencing mental health or addiction issues - through one to one support or group programme    

Anxiety Management Programmes

Atareira’s support services offer a free 8 week group programme to help with anxiety management for people of 18 years or older living in the Wellington region. Programmes run regularly across the Wellington and Hutt areas. Contact us directly to find out details about the next programme.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact us to find out more about our next programme.

Description

Atareira’s support services offer a free 8 week group programme to help with anxiety management for people of 18 years or older living in the Wellington region. 

Programmes run regularly across the Wellington and Hutt areas. Contact us directly to find out details about the next programme.

Additional Details

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

Contact Details

14 Hartham Place, Porirua

Wellington

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 12:28PM on December 14, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Atareira.