Kia Orana – Nisa bula vinaka
Fakalofa lahi atu – Talofa lava
Halo olaketa - Taloha ni – Malo e lelei
Kia ora - Greetings
Services we Provide
- Clinical and cultural assessment and treatment planning.
- Mobile care co-ordination and management.
- Consultation liaison and key working specific tasks with community, inpatient and specialty mental health services / teams and other Pacific Non Government Organisations.
- Mental health information.
- Community services information.
Please click here for more information about the services we provide.
About our Team
We have a team of professional, qualified and trained staff that includes:
- Pasifika Cultural Advisor/Matua
- Consultant Psychiatrists
- Team Leader
- Pasifika Adult & Child & Adolescent Clinicians
- Pasifika Administrator
- CAFs Clinical Psychologist
Contact with Health Pasifika staff can be at the service base, in your home or at another arranged meeting place.
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Adult Clinic Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 4.30pm
CAFs Clinic Days: (by appointment only)
For after hours and urgent situations: contact the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) ph (04) 494 9169
Te Haika is the central point for all referrals to Capital & Coast DHB Adult Mental Health Services.
You can find the contact details for Te Haika here:
You are welcome to have your ngutuare tangata/ aiga/ kaiga/kainga/magafaoa/family, other support people or an advocate with you when you use our services.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More
Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More
We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More
Confidentiality, Your Rights and What to Expect when Accessing Health Pasifika
When you use any of our mental health services you are protected by a number of rights.… More
Generally the service is provided free of charge. If you are a New Zealand citizen, or have residency in New Zealand, or hold a work permit valid for the next 2 years, access to Community Mental Health Services is funded by the DHB.
For those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for DHB funding, services can be accessed through the public system (DHB) or you can choose to access private assessment and treatment. Your treatment will be billed to you on discharge from the service.
Those who are under the Mental Health Act will receive care funded by the DHB.
If you have any concerns about your eligibility for health care, please contact Health Pasifika staff. They will be able to assist you on what to do.
If you have any further questions on eligibility also check out our guidelines for Eligibility
The Survival Guide to Wellington
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This is a guide to other support services you can access, e.g. foodbanks, accommodation in the Wellington region.
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Cook Island Maori (PDF, 149.1 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) English (PDF, 46.2 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Fijian (PDF, 40 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Niuean (PDF, 120.2 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Samoan (PDF, 147.6 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Tokelauan (PDF, 149.7 KB)
- Your Rights (Health and Disability Commissioner) Tongan (PDF, 141 KB)
Health Pasifika (MHS)
(PDF, 387.6 KB)
Information about the services we provide
- From Kenepuru Drive, turn into Ambulance Drive, opposite Pit Stop
- Keep right, turn second left, and follow the driveway, towards the building
- Health Pasifika's office is located to the right of the building
Public Transport to Kenepuru Hospital
From Porirura and Johnsonville/ Tawa
The No. 59 bus travels between Porirua Railway Station and Johnsonville Railway Station, with daytime services between 9:00am and 5:30pm stopping at Kenepuru’s main entrance. Services run half-hourly, and are timed to provide a connecting service to the hospital for passengers arriving from (and departing to) Kapiti by train.
The No. 63/64 service from Cannons Creek to Porirua Station continues on to Kenepuru’s main entrance during weekday morning peak hours (5 buses each day between 6:40am and 8:40am
There is currently no evening bus service to the Hospital’s main entrance. Buses stop on Kenepuru Drive only, and passengers must walk up the hill to the hospital (around 5 minutes).
From Wellington Hospital, a free shuttle van service to Kenepuru Hospital departs from the Mein Street entrance every hour from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Bookings are essential, click here for details.
From Wellington City, catch the Paraparaumu train service to Porirua Station, and catch a No 59 bus to Kenepuru Hospital.
Or get off at Kenepuru Station and walk to the Hospital’s main entrance via Ambulance Drive (or via Raiha St / Hospital Drive). Walking time is approximately 10 minutes. During morning and evening peak hours, trains running between Porirua and Wellington stop at Kenepuru, however Paraparaumu – Wellington and Plimmerton – Wellington services do not.
Catch the train to Porirua Station, then a No. 59 bus to Kenepuru Hospital.
(04) 978 2936
(04) 978 2921
All Enquiries and Departments: (04) 385 5999
Fax: (04) 237 6015
Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50 233
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This page was last updated at 1:13PM on September 2, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Health Pasifika.