Mental Health & Addictions Service
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
All of New Zealand
- Age Groups
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 can be challenging when someone is experiencing a significant disability, especially if the disability means the person is affected in lots of areas. Many families support their loved ones at home, however, at times this can become overwhelming for all involved. So we offer respite care to provide some support.
Respite care is the provision of community based, short-term, temporary care where the person experiencing the disability may come to stay. This means carers, family/whānau and the person who requires support are all able to have some time away.
It is designed to provide short-term breaks, and we aim to ensure that the person attending has a positive, stimulating and worthwhile experience.
Emerge Aotearoa provides a number of facilities and options for respite, and those who identify as the person’s primary carer can apply for their stay.
For more information please contact your nearest Emerge Aotearoa Office
(09) 470 3530
Auckland: National Support Centre
(09) 265 0255
(09) 839 7301
(09) 847 9187
(07) 829 4395
(07) 348 4739
(07) 579 9020
(07) 579 9020
(06) 843 5119
(04) 589 9442
(03) 371 5599
West Coast (of the South Island)
0800 000 029
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This page was last updated at 1:51PM on March 29, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.