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Community Support Services Access Pathway (CAP)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Community Support Services Access Pathway (CAP)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals must come via specialist mental health services or your GP, using the referral form below. Please ensure all information on the form is completed and any additional information is attached.

The referrer must gain client consent before making a referral to CAP.

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Community Access Pathway (CAP) is the single point of entry for Community Support Services for Canterbury.

The CAP group comprises:

The Community Mental Health Support Worker is able to support the client to:

  • Develop good household routines
  • Work on financial skills and budgeting
  • Improve relationships with family/friends
  • Consider housing needs and assist in accessing the appropriate agencies for assistance
  • Develop a healthy living lifestyle

The Community Mental Health Support Worker is a skilled professional.

The CAP group also manage Home Based Support and Personal Cares for the Canterbury region.


No fees apply


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Postal Address

PO Box 22-004

This page was last updated at 7:17AM on May 12, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Community Support Services Access Pathway (CAP).