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Te Ara Kaupare Youth Forensic Service - Midlands

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Forensic, Kaupapa Māori - mental health


Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, 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. 


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).

Contact Details

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

Ngaa Ringa Awhina
PO Box 1047
Hamilton 3200

This page was last updated at 5:16PM on October 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Ngaa Ringa Awhina.