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Ember - Korowai Takitini

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Description

We provide support to people who experience mental distress, harm from alcohol and other drugs and intellectual disability throughout the North Island.

Ember is here for you.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Community Support

We believe that the support that we provide needs to work for those who need it. To help respond to people’s needs we have a number of teams providing mobile support, community support, peer-support, individualised support, referral programmes and running workshops. Community Support Team - Waitematā & Auckland Central Our Community Support Service consists of 3 mobile teams supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues by offering a wide range of practical and empowering services. Reach Out - North Shore and Rodney Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. All the team have their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery. Mahi Marumaru - Counties Manukau Mahi Marumaru is a mobile peer service supporting people to recover from alcohol and other drug-related issues. The English translation for Mahi Marumaru is 'many people working together'. All Peer Support Workers have their own lived experience of addiction and personal journey of recovery. Huarahi Oranga - Kaitaia, Whangārei and Auckland through to Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whakatāne Huarahi Oranga is a mobile service supporting people to grow their kete of knowledge, skills and support as they move towards their vision of wellbeing. Our Navigators work alongside Tangata Whaiora, their Whānau, and their Work and Income Case Managers to build a holistic picture of where they are at, where they want to be and the steps it takes to get there. Personal Focus Personal Focus provides a variety of skill based programmes that promote life skills, community integration and preparation for employment. Personal Focus services include group activities, individualised support and wrap workshops. Intensive Support Services (ISS) - South and West Auckland ISS is a vocational service catering for high and complex needs clients with intellectual disability and/or a mental health diagnosis. ISS provides life skills and day service specifically tailored to the individual needs of each client, combining client-centred goals with behavioural interventions. Community Support Services (CSS Central & CSS South) The Community Support Services are specialist services within Ember and are responsible for engaging and supporting people who face challenges with their mental wellbeing. The aim is that all people can engage in their chosen community and achieve their fullest potential. This includes working with the individual as well as a commitment to work actively in partnership with family/ whānau, Community Mental Health Centres and General Practitioners. Awhi Ora - Auckland Central Awhi Ora is a part of our Community Support Services Central, a specialist service within Ember. It is committed to providing support to clients, by helping to find resources in their community that will enable them to live their lives to the fullest. The service is for people who are currently experiencing personal/ practical challenges and are finding it difficult to perform day to day tasks or to reach their desired goals. Community Living Service - Papakura and Pukekohe The Community Living Service (CLS) is a specialist service within Ember and is responsible for engaging and supporting individuals with a mental illness, who have high and complex needs. The aim is to engage people into their chosen community which will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential. Franklin Integrated Locality Care Team (ILoC) - Franklin Our team of mental health and addiction clinicians combines with support workers to engage with primary care professionals and people under their care. We provide support to primary care by liaison, advice and brief intervention in primary care settings. We are a complement to the existing range of specialist community mental health services. See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - mental health, Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Disability support, Forensic, Refugee / migrant, Supported employment

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Contact the Team Manager for more information. Click here for contact details.

Description

We believe that the support that we provide needs to work for those who need it. To help respond to people’s needs we have a number of teams providing mobile support, community support, peer-support, individualised support, referral programmes and running workshops.

Community Support Team - Waitematā & Auckland Central

Our Community Support Service consists of 3 mobile teams supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues by offering a wide range of practical and empowering services.

Reach Out - North Shore and Rodney

Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. All the team have their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery.

Mahi Marumaru - Counties Manukau

Mahi Marumaru is a mobile peer service supporting people to recover from alcohol and other drug-related issues. The English translation for Mahi Marumaru is 'many people working together'. All Peer Support Workers have their own lived experience of addiction and personal journey of recovery.

Huarahi Oranga - Kaitaia, Whangārei and Auckland through to Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whakatāne

Huarahi Oranga is a mobile service supporting people to grow their kete of knowledge, skills and support as they move towards their vision of wellbeing. Our Navigators work alongside Tangata Whaiora, their Whānau, and their Work and Income Case Managers to build a holistic picture of where they are at, where they want to be and the steps it takes to get there.

Personal Focus

Personal Focus provides a variety of skill based programmes that promote life skills, community integration and preparation for employment. Personal Focus services include group activities, individualised support and wrap workshops.

Intensive Support Services (ISS) - South and West Auckland

ISS is a vocational service catering for high and complex needs clients with intellectual disability and/or a mental health diagnosis. ISS provides life skills and day service specifically tailored to the individual needs of each client, combining client-centred goals with behavioural interventions.

Community Support Services (CSS Central & CSS South)

The Community Support Services are specialist services within Ember and are responsible for engaging and supporting people who face challenges with their mental wellbeing. The aim is that all people can engage in their chosen community and achieve their fullest potential. This includes working with the individual as well as a commitment to work actively in partnership with family/ whānau, Community Mental Health Centres and General Practitioners.

Awhi Ora - Auckland Central

Awhi Ora is a part of our Community Support Services Central, a specialist service within Ember. It is committed to providing support to clients, by helping to find resources in their community that will enable them to live their lives to the fullest. The service is for people who are currently experiencing personal/ practical challenges and are finding it difficult to perform day to day tasks or to reach their desired goals.

Community Living Service - Papakura and Pukekohe

The Community Living Service (CLS) is a specialist service within Ember and is responsible for engaging and supporting individuals with a mental illness, who have high and complex needs. The aim is to engage people into their chosen community which will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential.

Franklin Integrated Locality Care Team (ILoC) - Franklin

Our team of mental health and addiction clinicians combines with support workers to engage with primary care professionals and people under their care. We provide support to primary care by liaison, advice and brief intervention in primary care settings. We are a complement to the existing range of specialist community mental health services.

See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Residential Support

We offer a number of residential support services, which provide personalised care and rehabilitation for those who need it. Beach Haven (Oruamo) Beach Haven is an 8-bed service uniquely combining elements of both residential and community support, where those with mental health issues can effectively work on practical, emotional and social skills that will help them live a fulfilling life within the community. Beach Haven is for those who would benefit from high levels of complex support and are under care from a community mental health team. The service provides longer-term support. Abeo House Meaning ‘Change’ in Latin, Abeo House is an 8-bed residential service. It provides a personalised mental health residential service to assist people get the life they want. Open to those who are being supported by a local community mental health team, people can stay with us for up to 18 months. Piri Pono Piri Pono is a 5-bed residential, acute alternative to hospitalisation. Peer led, it is staffed with both nurses and support workers, making it a rare and special combination. Piri Pono in English means to be loyal, faithful and devoted — an allegiance. The name reflects our practice — a respite home that encourages people to pull together with a focus on independent living and building relationships. Piri Pono is available to those experiencing extreme mental distress who have been assessed by the Rodney Adult Mental Health Services. Guests are able to stay for up to 10 days in a homelike, personalised environment with a holistic approach to wellness. Poutama Poutama is an 8-bed residential service to assist people experiencing both mental health and alcohol/substance abuse issues move forward in their lives. In Te Reo Māori, Poutama is a stepped pattern of tukutuku panels and woven mats symbolising genealogies and various levels of learning and intellectual achievement. Some say they represent the steps which Tāne-o-te-Wānaga ascended to the topmost realm in his quest for superior knowledge and religion. The tukutuku panels located at this service are called Poutama. The idea is to bring people on board to learn and focus on the progression ladder to wellness. Puna Whakataa Puna Whakataa is a 10-bed, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) respite and treatment residential service in partnership with The Salvation Army. We provide management and peer support work and The Salvation Army provide the clinicians. The English translation is ‘the spring of rest and respite’ meaning an environment created for treatment and respite. Waatea Waatea in Te Reo Māori means ‘a place of clearing’ — bringing people out from institutions with a focus on community living and participation. Waatea is a 7-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area for people experiencing mental health issues. Piki Te Ora In Te Reo Māori, Piki Te Ora refers to the ascent of wellbeing, or people who are transitioning to be ready to live in the community independently. Piki Te Ora is a 7-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area for people experiencing mental health issues. Hohou Rongo A 6-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area, Hohou Rongo is about working together to achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. It is important to have a well balanced sense of peace within one’s whole being and within whānau, friends and wider community. It is about instilling that spirit of peace within the individual and staff, and creating an environment of Hohou Rongo. See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Residential support, Respite

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Contact the Team Manager for more information. Click here for contact details.

Description

We offer a number of residential support services, which provide personalised care and rehabilitation for those who need it.

Beach Haven (Oruamo)

Beach Haven is an 8-bed service uniquely combining elements of both residential and community support, where those with mental health issues can effectively work on practical, emotional and social skills that will help them live a fulfilling life within the community.

Beach Haven is for those who would benefit from high levels of complex support and are under care from a community mental health team. The service provides longer-term support.

Abeo House

Meaning ‘Change’ in Latin, Abeo House is an 8-bed residential service. It provides a personalised mental health residential service to assist people get the life they want.

Open to those who are being supported by a local community mental health team, people can stay with us for up to 18 months.

Piri Pono

Piri Pono is a 5-bed residential, acute alternative to hospitalisation. Peer led, it is staffed with both nurses and support workers, making it a rare and special combination. Piri Pono in English means to be loyal, faithful and devoted — an allegiance. The name reflects our practice — a respite home that encourages people to pull together with a focus on independent living and building relationships.

Piri Pono is available to those experiencing extreme mental distress who have been assessed by the Rodney Adult Mental Health Services. Guests are able to stay for up to 10 days in a homelike, personalised environment with a holistic approach to wellness.

Poutama

Poutama is an 8-bed residential service to assist people experiencing both mental health and alcohol/substance abuse issues move forward in their lives. In Te Reo Māori, Poutama is a stepped pattern of tukutuku panels and woven mats symbolising genealogies and various levels of learning and intellectual achievement. Some say they represent the steps which Tāne-o-te-Wānaga ascended to the topmost realm in his quest for superior knowledge and religion. The tukutuku panels located at this service are called Poutama. The idea is to bring people on board to learn and focus on the progression ladder to wellness.

Puna Whakataa

Puna Whakataa is a 10-bed, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) respite and treatment residential service in partnership with The Salvation Army. We provide management and peer support work and The Salvation Army provide the clinicians. The English translation is ‘the spring of rest and respite’ meaning an environment created for treatment and respite.

Waatea

Waatea in Te Reo Māori means ‘a place of clearing’ — bringing people out from institutions with a focus on community living and participation. Waatea is a 7-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area for people experiencing mental health issues.

Piki Te Ora

In Te Reo Māori, Piki Te Ora refers to the ascent of wellbeing, or people who are transitioning to be ready to live in the community independently. Piki Te Ora is a 7-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area for people experiencing mental health issues.

Hohou Rongo

A 6-bed residential service in the Hillcrest Hamilton area, Hohou Rongo is about working together to achieve peace of mind, body and spirit. It is important to have a well balanced sense of peace within one’s whole being and within whānau, friends and wider community. It is about instilling that spirit of peace within the individual and staff, and creating an environment of Hohou Rongo.

See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager.

Peer Support

Reach out - North Shore and Rodney Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. All the team have their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery. Mahi Marumaru - Counties Manukau Mahi Marumaru is a mobile peer service supporting people to recover from alcohol and other drug-related issues. The English translation for Mahi Marumaru is 'many people working together'. All Peer Support Workers have their own lived experience of addiction and personal journey of recovery. Peer Talk - Counties Manukau Peer Talk is a service that connects people in need of mental health support with Peer Support Workers over the phone. It is one of a number of helpline services that constitute the National Telehealth Service. It is run in collaboration with Homecare Medical. Peer Talk is an effective way to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for people to access mental health care, namely distance and cost. This free phone-based counselling service makes it easier for those in need to get help. Consumer Network - Drive - Counties Manukau DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau is a consumer network that represents the interests of people in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area who experience mental health issues, or problems with alcohol or other drugs. DRIVE works to promote the consumer voice by being a link between service users and service providers, by supporting research, peer workforce development and by running hui. Youth Peer Support - Paired Up Paired Up was developed in 2017 through a co-design project between Ember (in collaboration with Odyssey and Kāhui Tū Kaha) and a team of passionate young people with their own experience of mental distress. The resulting service design focused on creating a safe and effective environment for young people to support other young people. This is primarily achieved through one to one support with trained peer support workers and ‘activations’ where young people can create and deliver events or activities that increase connection and open spaces for conversations about wellbeing. Peer Employment Training PET provides training and preparation for work as a Peer Support Worker to individuals with their own lived experience of mental health or alcohol/drug addiction issues. We hold an unwavering belief that people can and want to learn, grow and develop. We also believe that peer-to-peer support is one of the greatest learning experiences in someone’s quest for wellbeing. See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Dunedin - South Otago, Central Auckland, Waikato

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Contact the Team Manager for more information. Click here for contact details.

Description

Reach out - North Shore and Rodney

Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. All the team have their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery.

Mahi Marumaru - Counties Manukau

Mahi Marumaru is a mobile peer service supporting people to recover from alcohol and other drug-related issues. The English translation for Mahi Marumaru is 'many people working together'. All Peer Support Workers have their own lived experience of addiction and personal journey of recovery.

Peer Talk - Counties Manukau

Peer Talk is a service that connects people in need of mental health support with Peer Support Workers over the phone. It is one of a number of helpline services that constitute the National Telehealth Service. It is run in collaboration with Homecare Medical. Peer Talk is an effective way to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for people to access mental health care, namely distance and cost. This free phone-based counselling service makes it easier for those in need to get help.

Consumer Network - Drive - Counties Manukau

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau is a consumer network that represents the interests of people in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area who experience mental health issues, or problems with alcohol or other drugs.

DRIVE works to promote the consumer voice by being a link between service users and service providers, by supporting research, peer workforce development and by running hui.

Youth Peer Support - Paired Up

Paired Up was developed in 2017 through a co-design project between Ember (in collaboration with Odyssey and Kāhui Tū Kaha) and a team of passionate young people with their own experience of mental distress. The resulting service design focused on creating a safe and effective environment for young people to support other young people. This is primarily achieved through one to one support with trained peer support workers and ‘activations’ where young people can create and deliver events or activities that increase connection and open spaces for conversations about wellbeing.

Peer Employment Training

PET provides training and preparation for work as a Peer Support Worker to individuals with their own lived experience of mental health or alcohol/drug addiction issues. We hold an unwavering belief that people can and want to learn, grow and develop. We also believe that peer-to-peer support is one of the greatest learning experiences in someone’s quest for wellbeing.

See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Business Support - Changeability

Changeability is a change management consultancy with a unique focus on the human side of change. Change management projects often focus on process and fail to understand the psychological impact on staff. Changeability are experts on the human psychology of change enabling us to understand how people experience and respond to change. We use that insight to help deliver successful change for our clients. Changeability helps: Improve engagement and productivity Accelerate the change process Increase the likelihood of success.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Training - mental health

Regions

East Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato, South Canterbury

Referral Process

Get in touch today to find out how Changeability can help your organisation. Email 

Description

Changeability is a change management consultancy with a unique focus on the human side of change.

Change management projects often focus on process and fail to understand the psychological impact on staff. Changeability are experts on the human psychology of change enabling us to understand how people experience and respond to change. We use that insight to help deliver successful change for our clients.

Changeability helps:

  • Improve engagement and productivity
  • Accelerate the change process
  • Increase the likelihood of success.
Youth Support

Mindsets Our Mindsets youth resilience programme was developed to address the rising levels of youth mental distress in Aotearoa. By providing early intervention we aim to avoid the number of young adults finding themselves in need of mental health support. Mindsets provides senior high school students with tools to add to their kete of knowledge, to build confidence and resilience, enabling them to better manage stress now and in the future. The content has been developed from evidenced based research into the drivers of resiliency, which include mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Positive Psychology. Paired Up Paired Up was developed in 2017 through a co-design project between Ember (in collaboration with Odyssey and Kāhui Tū Kaha) and a team of passionate young people with their own experience of mental distress. The resulting service design focused on creating a safe and effective environment for young people to support other young people. This is primarily achieved through one to one support with trained peer support workers and ‘activations’ where young people can create and deliver events or activities that increase connection and open spaces for conversations about wellbeing. See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

East Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato, South Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Contact the Team Manager for more information. Click here for contact details.

Description

Mindsets

Our Mindsets youth resilience programme was developed to address the rising levels of youth mental distress in Aotearoa. By providing early intervention we aim to avoid the number of young adults finding themselves in need of mental health support.

Mindsets provides senior high school students with tools to add to their kete of knowledge, to build confidence and resilience, enabling them to better manage stress now and in the future.

The content has been developed from evidenced based research into the drivers of resiliency, which include mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Positive Psychology.

Paired Up

Paired Up was developed in 2017 through a co-design project between Ember (in collaboration with Odyssey and Kāhui Tū Kaha) and a team of passionate young people with their own experience of mental distress.

The resulting service design focused on creating a safe and effective environment for young people to support other young people.

This is primarily achieved through one to one support with trained peer support workers and ‘activations’ where young people can create and deliver events or activities that increase connection and open spaces for conversations about wellbeing.

See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Employment Services

We have two dedicated mobile teams of employment consultants serving the greater Auckland area. Our employment services are committed to supporting people with mental health needs to find and maintain appropriate employment whilst developing a career. Edge EDGE is our mobile supported employment service, working with people on the North Shore or Rodney who are experiencing mental health issues, toward choosing, getting and keeping the job of their choice. Working with both employers and employees EDGE consultants provide individualised and effective support and advice. Work Focus Work Focus is an employment service committed to helping people who have experienced mental illness to find and maintain employment whilst developing a career. We do this through a team of professional employment consultants. Our employment consultants work throughout Auckland with people in their local communities. We have extensive networks with employers who come from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We are here to take the time to understand your passions and interests whilst supporting your career aspirations. See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Northland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Contact the Team Manager for more information or you can refer yourself online here.

Description

We have two dedicated mobile teams of employment consultants serving the greater Auckland area.

Our employment services are committed to supporting people with mental health needs to find and maintain appropriate employment whilst developing a career.

Edge

EDGE is our mobile supported employment service, working with people on the North Shore or Rodney who are experiencing mental health issues, toward choosing, getting and keeping the job of their choice.

Working with both employers and employees EDGE consultants provide individualised and effective support and advice.

Work Focus

Work Focus is an employment service committed to helping people who have experienced mental illness to find and maintain employment whilst developing a career.

We do this through a team of professional employment consultants. Our employment consultants work throughout Auckland with people in their local communities. We have extensive networks with employers who come from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We are here to take the time to understand your passions and interests whilst supporting your career aspirations.

See here for more information on these services or to contact a Team Manager

DRIVE Consumer Network

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau is a consumer network that represents the interests of people in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area who experience mental health issues, or problems with alcohol or other drugs. DRIVE works to promote the consumer voice by being a link between service users and service providers, by supporting research, peer workforce development and by running hui. DRIVE does not provide mental health or addictions services.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

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

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Description

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau is a consumer network that represents the interests of people in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area who experience mental health issues, or problems with alcohol or other drugs.

DRIVE works to promote the consumer voice by being a link between service users and service providers, by supporting research, peer workforce development and by running hui.

DRIVE does not provide mental health or addictions services.

Housing Support

Our specialist Housing Support team support people to find and keep the home of their choice in a number of ways: Provides information on housing issues, tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities. Provides advocacy and works with landlords on service user’s behalf. Helps people build relationships with organisations that provide affordable housing. Housing support is available to anyone using an Ember service.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Contact our reception for more information.

Description

Our specialist Housing Support team support people to find and keep the home of their choice in a number of ways:

  • Provides information on housing issues, tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities.
  • Provides advocacy and works with landlords on service user’s behalf.
  • Helps people build relationships with organisations that provide affordable housing.

Housing support is available to anyone using an Ember service.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:23AM on June 6, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Ember - Korowai Takitini.