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Emerge Aotearoa

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Child, Youth & Whānau Residential Service & Community Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD), Residential support


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Process

Most of our referrals come from the District Health Board's mental health teams. However, if you have any questions or to find out if this service is available in your area, please contact the Emerge Aotearoa office nearest you.


It's easy to know when your child has a fever, but a child's mental health issue can be harder to diagnose. Even a mild mental illness can have a big impact on a young person's life and can lead to disruptions at home, at school or in the community.

Tackling child and youth mental health issues is complex and challenging, however help is available.

Emerge Aotearoa provides services for infants, children and youth with mental health and addiction support needs, or who require care, protection and support.

Our child and youth services work alongside families and whānau to ensure positive long-term recovery outcomes are achieved for clients.

Contact Details

For more information please contact your nearest Emerge Aotearoa Office

  • Northland

    (09) 470 3530

  • Auckland: National Support Centre

    (09) 265 0255

  • Auckland West

    (09) 839 7301

  • Auckland Central

    (09) 847 9187

  • Hamilton

    (07) 829 4395

  • Rotorua

    (07) 348 4739

  • Tauranga

    (07) 579 9020

  • Midland

    (07) 579 9020

  • Napier

    (06) 843 5119

  • Wellington

    (04) 589 9442

  • Christchurch

    (03) 371 5599

  • West Coast (of the South Island)

    0800 000 029

This page was last updated at 4:38PM on July 13, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.