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Loss and Grief Centre

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Community Care Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Individuals must meet one of the criteria below to be considered for home/school-based visits:

  • The client is physically unable to attend the centre including mobility issues and residential barriers.
  • The client is financially unable to pay for transport to attend the centre.
  • The client has been formally referred for specific support from another professional partner eg. G.P.
  • The client’s employment/schooling is a barrier to accessing open hours.
  • The client is emotionally too distraught to attend the centre.
  • The client is too young to attend the centre.

There will be an initial allocation of up to 3 visits/contacts to assess and determine the needs of the individual. 



Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are having to close public drop in services and support groups, as well as stop working with people 1-1 via our Community Care Service, for all bases across Southland for the Centre.

We have moved to an Emotional Wellbeing Phone Call Service. We will be providing regular phone contact to anyone feeling isolated, afraid, or managing grief at this time. Our phone will be on daily and support workers will answer or follow up on messages left.

Anyone can request this support for themselves, or for another person with that person's permission.

To talk to us, please give us a call on 027 443 8788

The community care service offers support to those who are unable to physically attend the loss and grief centre during open drop in hours. This service is designed to offer wider support to Southlanders living with loss and grief.

Community Care can be provided at an individual's home, rest home or school.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:45PM on March 23, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Loss and Grief Centre.