Mental Health & Addictions Service
Whānau & Family Support
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support
All of New Zealand
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke
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.
Our Family/Whānau support services in Waitemata (Waitakere and the North Shore, up to Rodney) does accept self-referrals. See here for more information.
Emerge Aotearoa's Family & Whānau Support services offer support to families who have a loved one facing a mental health challenge.
Our support workers help to bring crucial awareness to families about how they can support their loved one by supplying information about mental illness, the mental health system, community resources and other supports that are available.
We also help families to work through their own dynamics and aid understanding of what a loved one is going through. Often, whānau don't have the right tools to support their loved one, and our Family & Whānau Support services can assist with strategies for coping and making contact with relevant services and support groups.
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 2:37PM on January 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.