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Description

Equip is a leading mental health organisation, an extension of Windsor Park Church, providing an innovative model of care, effective support and education in the greater Auckland region.

For services available for adults who have a mental health diagnosis, such as:

  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
  • anxiety disorders.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

Our services are provided free of charge to people who are eligible as they are funded by contracts with Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Community Support Hours

Equip’s Community Support Hours service is an intensive and flexible mobile support service for adults aged 18 years and over who experience mental illness. The service is a wrap around one for individuals living in the community who have multiple needs. We support our clients spiritually, mentally and physically and offer a variety of services to suit their individual needs. Areas of assistance may include: housing work or study support to transition to different living arrangements widen friendship networks liaise with other services providing support to you involve family or friends in the wellbeing journey access to Equip’s own dietitian for assistance around weight management and eating well and affordably on a tight budget

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

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

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You can access this service either via your GP, through the Co-ordination service of Te Whatu Ora Waitematā region or self referral by contacting us direct.

For over-65s, you can access this service via –

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Mental Health Services Older Adults (MHSOA) for the North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney Districts; or

Te Whatu Ora Koropiko Mental Health Services for Older People for Counties Manukau region.

Description

Equip’s Community Support Hours service is an intensive and flexible mobile support service for adults aged 18 years and over who experience mental illness. The service is a wrap around one for individuals living in the community who have multiple needs. We support our clients spiritually, mentally and physically and offer a variety of services to suit their individual needs.

Areas of assistance may include:

  • housing
  • work or study
  • support to transition to different living arrangements
  • widen friendship networks
  • liaise with other services providing support to you
  • involve family or friends in the wellbeing journey
  • access to Equip’s own dietitian for assistance around weight management and eating well and affordably on a tight budget
Family Whanau Support

Family Whānau Support is being offered to the families whānau of individuals who experience mental illness. What we offer is: • Family, Whānau support and Education groups • Individual support for families

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

To join a group or find out more about these, please email us through the website or phone Equip on 477 0338

Description

Family Whānau Support is being offered to the families whānau of individuals who experience mental illness.

What we offer is:
• Family, Whānau support and Education groups
• Individual support for families

Totara Club Dementia Day Care

The Tōtara Club is a community dementia day care service. It provides interactive day care for people diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia. Each club member has an individualised programme to meet their specific strengths and needs. The Tōtara Club also supports the family/whānau of people with dementia. The daily programme runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday with lunch provided, and activities are designed to maintain and improve physical, social, cultural and cognitive well-being.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are through Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC).

Description

The Tōtara Club is a community dementia day care service. It provides interactive day care for people diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia. Each club member has an individualised programme to meet their specific strengths and needs. The Tōtara Club also supports the family/whānau of people with dementia.

The daily programme runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday with lunch provided, and activities are designed to maintain and improve physical, social, cultural and cognitive well-being.

Koromiko House

Koromiko House is a community respite service which provides 24 hour support in a high standard, homelike environment on the North Shore of Auckland. Our service is centrally accessible for service users and family/whānau and provides short term intensive support for 7 people. We support our service users spiritually, mentally and physically and offer a variety of services to suit individual needs.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Respite

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to the Respite Service is through direct referral from the Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waitematā - Adult Mental Health Teams for North Shore (North 1 and 2), Waitakere and Rodney.

Description

Koromiko House is a community respite service which provides 24 hour support in a high standard, homelike environment on the North Shore of Auckland. Our service is centrally accessible for service users and family/whānau and provides short term intensive support for 7 people. We support our service users spiritually, mentally and physically and offer a variety of services to suit individual needs.

Supported Employment

Do you experience mental health issues and live in the Waitematā region? Would you like support to gain employment? Our supported employment consultants can help you with: Creating / updating your CV Writing a cover letter Planning your training or career path Interview preparation Job preparation eg. clothing, glasses, driver licence Accessing support from WINZ, IRD, health agencies Understanding employment law Job retention

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Process

We work with anybody, regardless of age, culture, history and experience for as long as support is needed and our service is free.

Description

Do you experience mental health issues and live in the Waitematā region? Would you like support to gain employment?

 

Our supported employment consultants can help you with:

  • Creating / updating your CV
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Planning your training or career path
  • Interview preparation
  • Job preparation eg. clothing, glasses, driver licence
  • Accessing support from WINZ, IRD, health agencies
  • Understanding employment law
  • Job retention

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane

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Contact Details

550 East Coast Road
Windsor Park Centre
Windsor Park
Auckland 0630

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550 East Coast Road
Windsor Park Centre
Windsor Park
Auckland 0630

Postal Address

550 East Coast Road,
Windsor Park Centre,
Windsor Park,
Auckland 0630

This page was last updated at 8:55AM on March 13, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Equip.