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MASH Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Community Health

Description

MASH provides residential and community support for people with mental health concerns, intellectual/physical disabilities, alcohol & drugs rehabilitation and youth respite care. 

MASH operates throughout the lower North Island in the Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Palmerston North, and Hawkes Bay regions.

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Addiction Recovery Services

MASH is a provider of addiction recovery programmes in Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay. We work with people who are experiencing challenges in their lives due to substance abuse. We walk alongside you in your planned recovery journey in programmes that are about you. The programmes in this service have been developed on recovery principles to enable those with alcohol and/or other drug issues who have simultaneous mental health difficulties to regain or develop control over their lives and begin to establish the skills needed to achieve a life that they feel is fulfilling. Interventions are based on co-existing mental health and substance use frameworks. This service provides various levels of care to assist people within the MidCentral and Hawkes Bay DHB area who are experiencing significant impairment to the function of their everyday life due to their alcohol and/or other drug use. We believe in people and their ability to make changes. The levels of care include: Weekly Community Support Groups Community Programme Residential Programme Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Community based support - other, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Maternal alcohol & drug addiction

Regions

MidCentral, Hawkes Bay

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Are you eligible for our service?

  • Has your substance abuse begun to cause you significant problems in your life?
  • Do you want to make positive changes in your life?
  • Do you live in the MidCentral or Hawkes Bay DHB region?

 If you meet these three criteria then you are most likely eligible for our service.

Description

MASH is a provider of addiction recovery programmes in Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay. We work with people who are experiencing challenges in their lives due to substance abuse.

We walk alongside you in your planned recovery journey in programmes that are about you.

The programmes in this service have been developed on recovery principles to enable those with alcohol and/or other drug issues who have simultaneous mental health difficulties to regain or develop control over their lives and begin to establish the skills needed to achieve a life that they feel is fulfilling. Interventions are based on co-existing mental health and substance use frameworks. This service provides various levels of care to assist people within the MidCentral and Hawkes Bay DHB area who are experiencing significant impairment to the function of their everyday life due to their alcohol and/or other drug use. We believe in people and their ability to make changes. The levels of care include:

  • Weekly Community Support Groups
  • Community Programme
  • Residential Programme

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Community Support

WHARE HAUMARU | SUPPORTED COMMUNITY LIVING Whare Haumaru support people in emergency housing experiencing homelessness, who may have physical and/or mental health needs, and other barriers such as bad credit, making it difficult to access sustainable and healthy homes. Our team support you to develop a plan that is person-directed with a focus on finding a home and addressing health and social needs. A referral from your Work and Income Case Manager is required. COMMUNITY CONNECTORS Our Community Connector team supports people with Covid who are unable to access essential items while isolating, such as food and prescriptions. We also support people who are not isolating but have been affected by Covid who need access to, or support from social, education, budgeting, medical, or mental health services. We can connect them with support services and advocate on their behalf. Complete our referral form or contact Work and Income for a referral, go to: https://workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/ or call 0800 559 009 Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

How to access Community Support

You can be referred by:

  • your General Practitioner;
  • other health professional;
  • Work and Income

Once your application has been received you will be contacted to arrange a time to meet and discuss your needs.

Support in the Community Service is discreet and confidential.

Description

WHARE HAUMARU | SUPPORTED COMMUNITY LIVING 

Whare Haumaru support people in emergency housing experiencing homelessness, who may have physical and/or mental health needs, and other barriers such as bad credit, making it difficult to access sustainable and healthy homes. Our team support you to develop a plan that is person-directed with a focus on finding a home and addressing health and social needs. 
A referral from your Work and Income Case Manager is required.

​COMMUNITY CONNECTORS 

Our Community Connector team supports people with Covid who are unable to access essential items while isolating, such as food and prescriptions.

We also support people who are not isolating but have been affected by Covid who need access to, or support from social, education, budgeting, medical, or mental health services.  We can connect them with support services and advocate on their behalf.

Complete our referral form or contact Work and Income for a referral, go to:

https://workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/ or call 0800 559 009 

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Mental Health Residential Supported Homes

Supported homes for people with mental health conditions. We provide mental health support homes in Manawatū, and Wellington region with several living options depending on the level of need and support you require. This is identified through a Needs Assessment which is completed by Te Whatu Ora | Health NZ MidCentral or Wellington. Our homes are staffed 24/7 by staff that are trained and highly skilled in support work. They will work with you on your mental health recovery, supporting you to identify and achieve goals. Living in our supported homes you will share household tasks and cooking with flatmates, develop a healthy lifestyle, and receive support for developing skills for budgeting, shopping, and healthy eating. You will also be supported to understand the impacts of the challenges you face and how to stay well and grow in autonomy and independence. Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support, Respite

Regions

MidCentral, Wellington

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

How to access Mental Health Residential Support

We cannot accept self-referrals.  If you believe you would benefit from living in a MASH supported home, please discuss this with your care manager or Needs Assessor.  

Description

Supported homes for people with mental health conditions.  

​We provide mental health support homes in Manawatū, and Wellington region with several living options depending on the level of need and support you require. This is identified through a Needs Assessment which is completed by Te Whatu Ora | Health NZ MidCentral or Wellington. 

Our homes are staffed 24/7 by staff that are trained and highly skilled in support work. They will work with you on your mental health recovery, supporting you to identify and achieve goals.  

Living in our supported homes you will share household tasks and cooking with flatmates, develop a healthy lifestyle, and receive support for developing skills for budgeting, shopping, and healthy eating. You will also be supported to understand the impacts of the challenges you face and how to stay well and grow in autonomy and independence. 

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Planned Mental Health Respite

We provide planned respite short term stays of up to seven days for people with an experience of mental illness to have a break from your usual living situation. Stay for a few days or up to a week and regular bookings can be scheduled throughout the year. Our respite home is a warm quiet flat in central Palmerston North. Our support staff are available 24/7 to support you, working in the units next door. There is no cost to stay at our respite home and food is provided, you are just responsible for keeping the home tidy.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Respite

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We cannot accept self-referrals.  If you believe you would benefit from a planned respite stay, please discuss this with your care coordinator through the Palmerston North Community Mental Health Service

Description

We provide planned respite short term stays of up to seven days for people with an experience of mental illness to have a break from your usual living situation. Stay for a few days or up to a week and regular bookings can be scheduled throughout the year. 

Our respite home is a warm quiet flat in central Palmerston North. Our support staff are available 24/7 to support you, working in the units next door.  

There is no cost to stay at our respite home and food is provided, you are just responsible for keeping the home tidy. 

Child/Youth Crisis Respite Service - Te Matai House

YOUTH RESPITE STAYS MASH provides respite short term stays of up to seven days for young people aged between 5-18 years who are experiencing mental health issues or need a break from their everyday environment in Palmerston North. The goals of youth respite are safety, stabilisation, and ongoing treatment in a youth friendly home environment in a rural setting, supported by confident and competent youth workers. Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Respite

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for respite are received through CAFS, mental health services, or your health professional. 

Once an initial assessment has taken place and the young person meets the eligibility criteria, access to this service can be immediate if there is a vacancy available. 

Description

YOUTH RESPITE STAYS

MASH provides respite short term stays of up to seven days for young people aged between 5-18 years who are experiencing mental health issues or need a break from their everyday environment in Palmerston North. The goals of youth respite are safety, stabilisation, and ongoing treatment in a youth friendly home environment in a rural setting, supported by confident and competent youth workers.

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

LUCK - A place of connection

LUCK is a buzzing social hub that provides a place of connection in the heart of Palmerston North. It is a place people can come and have a cuppa, meet new people, join in activities, and have a nutritious meal. BREAKFAST Join us for a free breakfast Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 10:00am, no bookings required. LUNCH LUCK serves nutritious lunches and take away meals Monday to Friday at 12:00pm for just $2.50. Book your place by 10.30am daily by calling 0800 627 4878 and ask to be put through to LUCK or call direct on 06 357 6789. RESOURCE CENTRE Our Resource Centre is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Here you will find good quality clothing and shoes, toys, furniture, and household items. LUCK FACILITIES Computers/Internet Training (free internet access). If you want to catch up with family/friends a great way is with email. Come down to LUCK and we’ll show you how. Pool table Darts Table tennis Lounge area with TV and DVDs to watch Free hot showers Laundry facilities Fitness activities Atrium garden with worm farm Tea and Coffee Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

No referral is needed, just come in

Description

LUCK is a buzzing social hub that provides a place of connection in the heart of Palmerston North. It is a place people can come and have a cuppa, meet new people, join in activities, and have a nutritious meal. 

BREAKFAST 
Join us for a free breakfast Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 10:00am, no bookings required. ​

LUNCH
LUCK serves nutritious lunches and take away meals Monday to Friday at 12:00pm for just $2.50. Book your place by 10.30am daily by calling 0800 627 4878 and ask to be put through to LUCK or call direct on 06 357 6789.

RESOURCE CENTRE 
Our Resource Centre is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Here you will find good quality clothing and shoes, toys, furniture, and household items.  

LUCK FACILITIES  

  • Computers/Internet Training (free internet access).  If you want to catch up with family/friends a great way is with email.   Come down to LUCK and we’ll show you how. 
  • Pool table
  • Darts
  • Table tennis 
  • Lounge area with TV and DVDs to watch 
  • Free hot showers      
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Fitness activities 
  • Atrium garden with worm farm
  • Tea and Coffee  

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Disability Residential Support Homes

MASH provides supported accommodation for people with disabilities. Our homes have staff on call 24/7 and people are supported by staff that are trained and highly skilled in support work. Our supported homes work with the principles of Enabling Good Lives, to support you to have choice and control over the supports you receive, so that you can plan for the life you want. We have a range of different sized homes from two to six bedrooms. It's important we work with you to match you with the right flatmates, and listen to you about your support needs and goals. When you move in, we will work with you to personalise your home so it can be made into a place you are proud to call home. We provide disability support homes in Wellington region, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatū, and Hawkes Bay. It is important for us that we ensure people are compatible with other flatmates in the home when living with others. So along with viewing the home, we will arrange for meet and greets with house mates and staff as part of our process. If you are funded for single living with one-to-one support we make sure we have the right staff in place to best support you to live your best life.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Disability support, Residential support

Regions

MidCentral, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch with us or ask your service coordination team about living with MASH. You can self-refer or ask your GP to refer you to your local agency.

Description

MASH provides supported accommodation for people with disabilities. Our homes have staff on call 24/7 and people are supported by staff that are trained and highly skilled in support work.  

Our supported homes work with the principles of Enabling Good Lives, to support you to have choice and control over the supports you receive, so that you can plan for the life you want.  

We have a range of different sized homes from two to six bedrooms. It's important we work with you to match you with the right flatmates, and listen to you about your support needs and goals. When you move in, we will work with you to personalise your home so it can be made into a place you are proud to call home.  

We provide disability support homes in Wellington region, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatū, and Hawkes Bay. 

It is important for us that we ensure people are compatible with other flatmates in the home when living with others. So along with viewing the home, we will arrange for meet and greets with house mates and staff as part of our process.

If you are funded for single living with one-to-one support we make sure we have the right staff in place to best support you to live your best life. 

Friendship Facilitation Service

The Friendship Facilitation service was created through the Ministry of Health after the closure of the Kimberley Centre in October 2006. The Friendship Facilitation service is for ex residents of the Kimberley Centre who are also supported by other community service providers and covers the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions. The aim of volunteering within the Friendship Service is to enhance social and leisure opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and to promote inclusion into their community. This is done by matching a volunteer with a person who has intellectual disabilities by finding out similar interests and hobbies. People from all walks of life are encouraged to become volunteers as everyone has skills and gifts which they can pass onto others. In return MASH offers training for people committed to the relationship. There are no special qualifications or experience needed to befriend another person. Some of the characteristics we are looking for are to be: Caring Patient Supportive Empathic Empowering Sociable Committed Reliable Team player Some of the activities you can do while volunteering are: Go to a cafe and enjoy socialising over a cup of coffee Enjoy a quiet walk along the beach, park or bush walking Get involved in gardening, pot planting, growing herbs or vegetables Visit the Living Plus day services Get involved in arts and crafts Participate in special occasions such as birthdays, movies or going to a rugby game. Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Self-referrals as a volunteer by contacting the Friendship Facilitation Co-ordinator by email: friendship@mashtrust.org.nz or phone: 027 613 3977 or 06 355 7200 

Description

The Friendship Facilitation service was created through the Ministry of Health after the closure of the Kimberley Centre in October 2006. The Friendship Facilitation service is for ex residents of the Kimberley Centre who are also supported by other community service providers and covers the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions.

The aim of volunteering within the Friendship Service is to enhance social and leisure opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and to promote inclusion into their community. This is done by matching a volunteer with a person who has intellectual disabilities by finding out similar interests and hobbies. People from all walks of life are encouraged to become volunteers as everyone has skills and gifts which they can pass onto others.

In return MASH offers training for people committed to the relationship. There are no special qualifications or experience needed to befriend another person. Some of the characteristics we are looking for are to be:

  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Supportive
  • Empathic
  • Empowering
  • Sociable
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Team player

Some of the activities you can do while volunteering are:

  • Go to a cafe and enjoy socialising over a cup of coffee
  • Enjoy a quiet walk along the beach, park or bush walking
  • Get involved in gardening, pot planting, growing herbs or vegetables
  • Visit the Living Plus day services
  • Get involved in arts and crafts
  • Participate in special occasions such as birthdays, movies or going to a rugby game.

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Disability Day Programme

We provide day programmes for people with disabilities. Our day programmes are a community-based service, operating Monday to Friday in Palmerston North, Levin, Paraparaumu, and Lower Hutt. Our day programme team will work in partnership with you and your support network to create a plan so we can support you with your long term aspirations and short-term goals.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Disability support

Regions

MidCentral, Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch with us or ask your service coordination team about attending a MASH Day Programme. You can self-refer or ask your GP to refer you to these agencies:

Needs assessment | Ministry of Health NZ 

NZNASCA | Locations 

Description

We provide day programmes for people with disabilities. Our day programmes are a community-based service, operating Monday to Friday in Palmerston North, Levin, Paraparaumu, and Lower Hutt. 

Our day programme team will work in partnership with you and your support network to create a plan so we can support you with your long term aspirations and short-term goals.    

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Region

Hawkes Bay, MidCentral, Wellington