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Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Te Whakaruruhau – CBCT Child & Youth Residential

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support


Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To access CBCT Te Whakaruruhau, you must be referred by a specialist child and youth mental health provider.

All referrals to the service are sent directly to CBCT. Referrals will be considered against criteria for entry and the availability of beds.


The service offers an innovative residential recovery service which aims to promote well-being for young people usually aged between 13 and 18 years who are affected by mental health issues.

Aim: To maximise the strengths of young people affected by mental health issues and to promote well-being in all aspects of their lives.

Te Whakaruruhau consists of two 3 bed homes. Staff will work closely with whanau/family and others involved in the support of the young person. It is anticipated that, where possible, the young people will continue to participate in their existing community, school, recreational and educational activities during their time within Te Whakaruruhau. The homes are staffed twenty four hours a day, over seven days.

Young people coming into the service will work alongside a clinician and support staff to develop a plan which will identify the goals they hope to achieve during their time with Te Whakaruruhau. Staff will work alongside the young person and their family/whanau to achieve their goals in a recovery focused way. The referrer and the clinical case manager may also be involved in the development of the young persons goal plan.

It is expected whanau/family will be an integral part of the young person’s plan and will offer support and encouragement to the young person to work towards achieving their goals.

Contact Details

336 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

336 South Road
Otago 9012

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Street Address

336 South Road
Otago 9012

Postal Address

PO Box 3059
Dunedin 9045

This page was last updated at 12:23PM on April 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust.