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Hawke's Bay DHB - Te Harakeke - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


In line with the government directive to stop all face to face contacts, CAFS will provide all its services remotely (e.g. via zoom) while we are in Alert Level 3 and 4. This may change when we get to Alert Level 2. Families can contact us at any time if they require our services.

CAFS main base is at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Hastings, however it has clinicians working from Napier Health, Wairoa Health and Central Hawke's Bay Health Centre in Waipukurau.


Te Harakeke - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders


Hawkes Bay

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

CAFS accepts referrals from families, GPs, schools and other organisations that work with children and families. Young people can also self refer to CAFS.

If your child is experiencing mental health problems, get in touch with CAFS to arrange an appointment.


If you are having difficulties with your mental health and/or addictions and are aged 19 years and under, you and your family/whānau will be referred to Te Harakeke, the Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).

CAFS will work with you and your family/whānau to find out what is causing your problem.


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

For urgent mental health support and referrals out of business hours, please contact the Emergency Mental Health Service on 0800 112 334.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


No fees apply


Among your helpers will be psychiatrists, nurses, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists and a dietitian. A Pou Ārahi (cultural strategist and mediator) is also available if you want further support.

Public Transport

Hawke's Bay DHB offers free bus free bus transport for outpatients and their caregiver/support person to and from scheduled appointments at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and at Napier Health.

Click here for more information, including bus timetables.


Paid parking is available at Hawke's Bay Hospital. Click here for parking map and prices.

Contact Details

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Hastings

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1 Cook Street, Waipukurau

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Wairoa Hospital & Health Centre

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76 Wellesley Road, Napier South, Napier

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This page was last updated at 9:55AM on May 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Hawke's Bay DHB - Te Harakeke - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).