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Mental Health Advocacy Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service



The Mental Health Advocacy Service is a free service which works in partnership with you to advocate on your behalf or support you to be respected, to have your rights heard and obtain the services you need.

Mental Health Advocacy Service is managed by CARE Marlborough Inc.


Mental Health Advocacy Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)


Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact us directly. Our Advocates are often out and about helping clients around our community, so please know, we will definitely do our best to contact you as soon as we are able to.


We can:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Give you information about your rights
  • Assist you to identify and clarify issues
  • Support you in the actions you take to resolve your concerns
  • Help with conflict resolution
  • Information and access to life skills/work skills programmes
  • Advice and information on peer support networks
  • Support you at meetings with psychiatrists, doctors, WINZ, Mental Health Services, Lawyers and other community or government agencies
  • Assist you to write letters, put advance directives in place, indentify other services and/or people that may be useful


Mon – Fri9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Mental Health Advocacy Service will be closed from the 20 December until 7 January 2020.If you have a crisis please ring Marlborough Adult Mental Health Service 03 520 9907 or or Police if urgent.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


No fees apply


Anne Collins and John Black are both qualified counsellors and are available to assist in your needs.


Contact Details

26 Percy Street, Blenheim

Nelson Marlborough

Office is closed due to Covid 19 until we move to Level 2.  Advocates continue to work remotely and are contactable on the numbers above

26 Percy Street
Marlborough 7201

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Street Address

26 Percy Street
Marlborough 7201

Postal Address

Mental Health Advocacy Service
26 Percy St
Blenheim 7102

This page was last updated at 1:38PM on April 23, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Mental Health Advocacy Service.