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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.


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 / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

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.


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.


No fees apply


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 Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (21 Oct), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

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

This page was last updated at 3:38PM on May 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hawke's Bay DHB - Te Harakeke - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).