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Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust - Mental Health & Addictions

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Problem Gambling Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - other, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - gambling, Venue exclusion for problem gamblers, Kaupapa Māori - gambling & other addictions



Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Access to this service can be through self-referral or external agency referral.

Support is provided to:

  • Adult (18 years & older)
  • Affected whanau

We deliver a free professional problem gambling service for both gamblers and others affected by gambling.

We offer:

  • One-on-one individual support.
  • Te Rongo Pai - Self support group held every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm for individuals and their whanau affected by gambling, alcohol or drugs (18 & over).
  • Whanau/family meetings as part of a healing process.
  • Mobile service (conditions apply).
  • Aronui - art therapy programme - a group programme which aims to reduce the harm of problem gambling by exploring and understanding why participants gamble.
  • Problem Gambling Group, every second Tuesday starting at 5:15 - 6:30pm.

Multi Venue Self Exclusion
If your gambling is getting the better of you and you need help to get back on track, text your contact details to 022 016 7252. The programme allows an individual to access the Multi Venue Self Exclusion programme through a text message before an appointment is made at NKMP to begin the application process. MVSE allows you to exclude yourself from Invercargill gaming venues for three months to two years.

Contact Details

  • Freephone

    0800 925 242

  • Stop Smoking Email

92 Spey Street
Southland 9810

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Street Address

92 Spey Street
Southland 9810

Postal Address

PO Box 1749
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 9:53AM on November 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust - Mental Health & Addictions.