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Mapu Maia (Pasifika Gambling Support Services)

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Pacific People

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Description

Mapu Maia is a Pasifika Gambling Support Service providing a dedicated, culturally appropriate service for Pasifika.

We offer free and confidential services. 

Our team of professional counsellors and health promoters work with you and your family.  We can provide support in English, Samoan and Tongan languages. 

Staff

Mapu Maia is made up qualified Pacific practitioners who deliver clinical interventions and educational presentations that are appropriate to the needs of Pacific communities. In addition, the team works collaboratively with community agencies and social services to assist workforce development for staff and support Pacific families in need. 

Charges

Our counselling services are free, professional and confidential. We are funded by the Ministry of Health through the gambling levy, to work with all people who are affected by gambling.

This includes friends, family, work colleagues, employers, and anyone affected by someone else's gambling.

Our public health service offers free presentations and workshops for community and professional groups.

Donations are welcome. We are a registered charity.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mapu Maia can be contacted during these hours, via 0800 21 21 22 or email help@mapumaia.nz

or Text on 3022 or visit our website on www.mapumaia.nz

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English, Samoan, Tongan

Programmes

Talatalanoa – Counselling

At Mapu Maia, we aim to provide services that are accessible to Pacific peoples. We deliver Talatalanoa in English, Samoan and Tongan. We can also provide services in the home for the individual, couples, family groups, peer support and clinical groups.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other, Pacific People

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - gambling, Pacific People (AOD), Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - gambling, Venue exclusion for problem gamblers, Pacific People - gambling & other addictions, Community based support - other, Training - other addictions

Regions

MidCentral, South Auckland, East Auckland, Wellington, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Need help? Call 0800 21 21 22 or email help@mapumaia.nz

Text 3022 or visit our website www.mapumaia.nz 

  • Referral Form (PARTIAL, 372.7 KB)

    A referral form is attached if required. This referral form provides us with information about the client and details of the referring agency.

Description

At Mapu Maia, we aim to provide services that are accessible to Pacific peoples. We deliver Talatalanoa in English, Samoan and Tongan. We can also provide services in the home for the individual, couples, family groups, peer support and clinical groups.

Freephone - 0800 21 21 22

Free, professional and confidential help - it's only a phone call or email away If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else’s gambling, we can help. People can, and do, stop gambling. A supportive and professional counsellor can encourage and motivate you to take all the steps required to regain self control and direction in your life.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - other, Pacific People

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - gambling, Intake / assessment, Community based support - gambling, Venue exclusion for problem gamblers, Pacific People - gambling & other addictions, Training - other addictions

Regions

MidCentral, East Auckland, South Auckland, Central Lakes, West Auckland, Dunedin - South Otago, Central Auckland, Hutt, Waikato, Canterbury, Wellington, West Coast, Lakes, North Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa, South Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Freephone: 0800 21 21 22
Email: help@mapumaia.nz

Text: 3022

www.mapumaia.nz

Description

Free, professional and confidential help - it's only a phone call or email away

​If you are concerned about your own gambling or someone else’s gambling, we can help.

People can, and do, stop gambling. A supportive and professional counsellor can encourage and motivate you to take all the steps required to regain self control and direction in your life.

Multi Venue Exclusion

Our organisation can act on behalf of a gambler to request that a gambling provider prevents that person from entering their venue.

Programme Areas

Addictions - other, Pacific People

Programme Type

Venue exclusion for problem gamblers, Pacific People - gambling & other addictions

Regions

MidCentral, East Auckland, South Auckland, Wellington, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland, Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Need help? Call 0800 21 21 22. 

Description

Our organisation can act on behalf of a gambler to request that a gambling provider prevents that person from entering their venue.

Public Health

Our public health service provides free education and presentations to community organisations, social services, government departments, Corrections and so on. You’ll also find our staff at various community events in the Auckland and Wellington regions, supporting a variety of health and social issues i.e. Mental Health Week. Raising awareness about addictions, mental health and gambling harm is important within our Pacific community, and our team is committed to achieving healthy families and building resilience in communities.

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Addictions - other, Pacific People

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - gambling, Community based support - gambling, Venue exclusion for problem gamblers, Pacific People - gambling & other addictions, Community based support - other, Training - other addictions

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Email: help@mapumaia.nz

0800 21 21 22

Text: 3022

website: www.mapumaia.nz

Description

Our public health service provides free education and presentations to community organisations, social services, government departments, Corrections and so on.  You’ll also find our staff at various community events in the Auckland and Wellington regions, supporting a variety of health and social issues i.e. Mental Health Week.

Raising awareness about addictions, mental health and gambling harm is important within our Pacific community, and our team is committed to achieving healthy families and building resilience in communities.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around, Wheelchair accessible toilet

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone

Document Downloads

  • Referral Form (DOCX, 184 KB)

    A referral form is attached if required. This referral form provides us with information about the client and details of the referring agency. Otherwise appointments can be made by phoning 0800 21 21 22

Parking

Instructions on parking and how to find us will be given to you upon confirmation of your counselling appointment.

Website

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:29PM on October 18, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Mapu Maia (Pasifika Gambling Support Services).