Family Whānau Support Service
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
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.
Family and whānau need access to services that support and enhance their wellbeing. Our service can recognise and build on the resilience of the family/whānau, understand and affirm their experience of supporting someone with a mental illness or addiction, and provide information, advocacy, and support. Support for children, Māori and Pasifika whānau 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/whānau support groups
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This page was last updated at 3:28PM on November 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Atareira.