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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Family Whānau Support Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

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


Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are accepted.  With consent, you can make a referral for someone else.  There is no referral form to fill out, simply contact us with your 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.


Family and whanau need access to services that support and enhance their wellbeing.  Our service can recognise and build on the resilience of the family/whanau, understand and affirm their experience of supporting someone with a mental illness or addiction, and provide information, advocacy, and support.  Support for children, Maori and Pasifika whanau available.

  • Face to face and telephone support

  • Information about mental illness, addictions, and treatment options

  • Support with communications and understanding family dynamics

  • Encouragement and support to develop coping and self-care strategies

  • Liaison with Mental Health and Community Services

  • Advocacy with all services and agencies

  • Specialist support for children

  • Family/whanau support groups

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:12AM on December 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Atareira.