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Ngaa Ringa Awhina

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori

Today

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Ngaa Ringa Awhina is a kaupapa Māori organisation specialising in Needs Assessment and Service Coordination. The organisation consists of several business units with expertise in different areas of work including facilitating access to secondary level mental health services in the Greater Hamilton area. 

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral, Walk in

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Programmes

Te Aka Hono Tahi - Single Point of Entry for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Te Aka Hono Tahi (via Ngaa Ringa Awhina) is the contracted Single Point of Entry into child and adolescent mental health services in the Hamilton Central Cluster. Te Aka Hono Tahi undertakes screening of children and young people where there are concerns about their mental health, behaviour and any other co-existing problems (CEP). Following an assessment, where indicated, Te Aka Hono Tahi will on-refer the young person and their whānau to the most appropriate specialist service. If specialist services are not required, Te Aka Hono Tahi will suggest other services which may better meet whānau needs. In addition, Te Aka Hono Tahi provides consult liaison support services to professionals working in the Hamilton Central region.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Te Aka Hono Tahi accepts referrals from a wide range of sources including but not limited to GPs, schools and self-referrals.

Description

Te Aka Hono Tahi (via Ngaa Ringa Awhina) is the contracted Single Point of Entry into child and adolescent mental health services in the Hamilton Central Cluster. Te Aka Hono Tahi undertakes screening of children and young people where there are concerns about their mental health, behaviour and any other co-existing problems (CEP).

Following an assessment, where indicated, Te Aka Hono Tahi will on-refer the young person and their whānau to the most appropriate specialist service. If specialist services are not required, Te Aka Hono Tahi will suggest other services which may better meet whānau needs.

In addition, Te Aka Hono Tahi provides consult liaison support services to professionals working in the Hamilton Central region.

Te Ara Kaupare Youth Forensic Service - Midlands

Te Ara Kaupare Youth Forensic Services operates across the Midlands region as a Specialist NASC under the umbrella of Ngaa Ringa Awhina. Te Ara Kaupare provides court liaison services as well as court based mental health/alcohol and drug screenings for youth who have matters before the court. Where appropriate, and with consent of the young person/rangatahi and their whānau, Te Ara Kaupare will on refer to appropriate support services. Te Ara Kaupare also provides treatment service into Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Facility (Rotorua).

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Forensic, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Lakes, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Te Ara Kaupare accepts referrals from a wide range of sources including (but not limited to) mental health services, Oranga Tamariki, whānau and the courts. 

Description

Te Ara Kaupare Youth Forensic Services operates across the Midlands region as a Specialist NASC under the umbrella of Ngaa Ringa Awhina. Te Ara Kaupare provides court liaison services as well as court based mental health/alcohol and drug screenings for youth who have matters before the court.

Where appropriate, and with consent of the young person/rangatahi and their whānau, Te Ara Kaupare will on refer to appropriate support services. Te Ara Kaupare also provides treatment service into Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Facility (Rotorua).

Toka Tu Mataara Court Liaison Service

Toka Tu Mataara a kaupapa Māori adult court liaison service. We provide support and assistance for whānau who may be experiencing mental health issues and who have matters before the court. We also provide consult liaison support and specialist advice to professionals associated with the court. In addition, we undertake specialist mental health reports directed by the Court.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Forensic, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Lakes, Waikato

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Toka Tu Mataara accepts referrals from a wide range of sources including (but not limited to) mental health services, whānau, police and the courts. 

Description

Toka Tu Mataara a kaupapa Māori adult court liaison service.  We provide support and assistance for whānau who may be experiencing mental health issues and who have matters before the court.  We also provide consult liaison support and specialist advice to professionals associated with the court. 

In addition, we undertake specialist mental health reports directed by the Court.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

Parking

Parking is available onsite for whānau.

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

Ngaa Ringa Awhina
PO Box 1047
Hamilton 3200

This page was last updated at 11:44AM on October 24, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Ngaa Ringa Awhina.