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Ember - Korowai Takitini

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Community Support

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


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

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.


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

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:34PM on October 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Ember - Korowai Takitini.