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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We have a model of working alongside groups and organisations that acknowledges the strengths both parties bring to the relationship. We bring a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of suicide prevention and postvention as well as broader areas of mental health and wellbeing. Our kaupapa is to share our clinical expertise through training, supervision, support and consultancy. We have a particular emphasis on the delivery of effective suicide prevention and postvention services to organisations and communities.

Staff

We are a team of highly experienced people with clinical and/or lived experience of suicide working in the suicide prevention and postvention space.

All CASA Clinical Advisors are required to be registered Health Professionals and abide by their professional standards.

Charges

CPRS service is free of charge.

Please contact us for more information on costs for Training and Consultation services.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our 0800 448 908 number is staffed Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm.

Please note, most of our team work part time and may not be able to respond to your specific enquiry immediately.

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), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Programmes

Aoake te Rā: Bereaved by Suicide Service

Aoake te Rā is rolling out as a nationwide programme providing free brief therapeutic service to individuals and whānau as they navigate life after a loss by suicide. Aoake te Rā means ‘a new sun rises' - the emerging light being a symbol of hope as whānau adapt to their loss. We offer a service for those needing focused support following bereavement by suicide. The service is: free available to all ages and at any stage after bereavement a brief service with approximately four hours support per person (e.g. four 60 minute sessions) available for individuals, couples or whānau groups We offer face to face, online and phone services We are one of a range of services that support people bereaved by suicide We aim to be a culturally responsive, safe and effective service We work with identified local Providers (e.g. counsellors, psychologists and other health professionals) who we train in suicide bereavement. If there is not yet a local Provider available in your area you can access the service online if preferred. We are an emerging service that has been developed using co-design with bereaved indiviudals, whānau and communities. For more information visit www.aoaketera.org.nz

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health

Programme Type

Online / e-mental health, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral, East Auckland, South Auckland, Central Lakes, Southland, West Auckland, Dunedin - South Otago, Central Auckland, Waikato, Canterbury, Taranaki, Wellington, Nelson Marlborough, West Coast, Lakes, North Auckland, Bay of Plenty, South Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can refer yourself or somebody else via our website, email, or phone. To refer now: 

  • Fill in the online referral form at www.aoaketera.org.nz 
  • Email us at 
  • Or leave us a message on 0800 000 053 (please leave name and contact details)
Description

Aoake te Rā is rolling out as a nationwide programme providing free brief therapeutic service to individuals and whānau as they navigate life after a loss by suicide. Aoake te Rā means ‘a new sun rises' - the emerging light being a symbol of hope as whānau adapt to their loss.

  • We offer a service for those needing focused support following bereavement by suicide. The service is: 
    • free
    • available to all ages and at any stage after bereavement
    • a brief service with approximately four hours support per person (e.g. four 60 minute sessions) 
    • available for individuals, couples or whānau groups 
  • We offer face to face, online and phone services
  • We are one of a range of services that support people bereaved by suicide 
  • We aim to be a culturally responsive, safe and effective service
  • We work with identified local Providers (e.g. counsellors, psychologists and other health professionals) who we train in suicide bereavement. If there is not yet a local Provider available in your area you can access the service online if preferred. 
  • We are an emerging service that has been developed using co-design with bereaved indiviudals, whānau and communities.

For more information visit www.aoaketera.org.nz 

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Community Postvention Response Service (CPRS)

The role of the service is to provide support to a community when there is concern about suicide contagion or a suicide cluster (actual or emerging). CPRS team members travel to the area of concern and work with local services to manage risk and contagion. CPRS uses a community development model and works in partnership with local agencies and leadership, combining CPRS expertise and knowledge with the community’s own expertise and knowledge to guide and advise on the most appropriate response for each unique community of concern. CPRS operates as an external consultation service that works alongside communities to facilitate a postvention response. CPRS is funded by the Ministry of Health. More detailed information about CPRS can be found in the CPRS Information Sheet.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

All of New Zealand

Referral Process

CPRS accepts referrals for assessment of suicide contagion and clusters from the public, concerned communities and governmental and non-governmental agencies.

CPRS does not provide direct clinical input with any individuals.

Call: 0800 448 908
Email: contact@casa.org.nz

Description

The role of the service is to provide support to a community when there is concern about suicide contagion or a suicide cluster (actual or emerging). CPRS team members travel to the area of concern and work with local services to manage risk and contagion.

CPRS uses a community development model and works in partnership with local agencies and leadership, combining CPRS expertise and knowledge with the community’s own expertise and knowledge to guide and advise on the most appropriate response for each unique community of concern.

CPRS operates as an external consultation service that works alongside communities to facilitate a postvention response.

CPRS is funded by the Ministry of Health.

More detailed information about CPRS can be found in the CPRS Information Sheet.

Training and Consultation

CASA develops and delivers training that is tailored to the particular needs of groups and organisations. We provide training to a range of government agencies, health professionals, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and community groups. The focus of our training has mainly been on suicide prevention (identifying, assessing and managing suicide risk), suicide postvention and clinical supervision. We are also able to able to respond to requests for training in other areas of our expertise. CASA can also provide assistance to organisations dealing with suicide related issues such as the impact of suicide within the work environment. This could include a review of the organisational response and identification of what needs to be actioned to address the current situation and reduce likelihood of future events. Additionally we are able work with organisations to proactively develop a health and safety framework for mental health which identifies organisational risk, strategies to reduce risk and systems for ongoing monitoring and longer term management of risk.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Training - mental health

Regions

All of New Zealand

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Please contact us to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your service. 

Call: 0800 448 908
Email: contact@casa.org.nz

Description

CASA develops and delivers training that is tailored to the particular needs of groups and organisations.

We provide training to a range of government agencies, health professionals, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and community groups. The focus of our training has mainly been on suicide prevention (identifying, assessing and managing suicide risk), suicide postvention and clinical supervision. We are also able to able to respond to requests for training in other areas of our expertise.

CASA can also provide assistance to organisations dealing with suicide related issues such as the impact of suicide within the work environment. This could include a review of the organisational response and identification of what needs to be actioned to address the current situation and reduce likelihood of future events. Additionally we are able work with organisations to proactively develop a health and safety framework for mental health which identifies organisational risk, strategies to reduce risk and systems for ongoing monitoring and longer term management of risk.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Website

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Contact List

Postal Address

PO Box 12088
Beckenham
Christchurch 8242

This page was last updated at 3:45PM on April 4, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa.