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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Employment and Vocational Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment


West Coast

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

It can be complex to explain how referrals are made to Pact so please get in touch if you want to find out how to access our services. We’ll bend over backwards to help you. Even if you are not eligible for government-funded Pact support, we have other options, including paying for Pact services privately (see individually-funded services).


Our employment and vocational services staff help people develop a personal plan, build self-confidence and gain motivation. We also support people to develop communication skills, learn to work with others and link with other agencies where necessary. We determine barriers to employment and identify practical steps to finding a job. We can help people find suitable training as well as voluntary and paid work. Once people are in work, we can support them in the workplace.      

Through all of this we focus on people’s strengths and help them develop and maintain natural supports, therefore increasing their participation in the community. 

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 7:17PM on March 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by PACT.