Mental Health & Addictions Service
Mental Health Community Support - Child and Youth
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Community based support - mental health
Central Lakes, West Coast, Southland, Hutt
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
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 youth community support workers get to know young people recovering from mental illness or with an intellectual disability in their own home/community and support them to achieve their goals.
We work alongside children and youth (and case managers where relevant) we help them maintain or improve their mental health, self-esteem and social skills. Staff can help young people find a job or figure out what there is to do in the community. Developing a routine for each day is important, including activities like school, sports, youth groups etc.
Our team has input and oversight from registered clinicians. Support is provided by trained mental health support workers.
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This page was last updated at 7:17PM on March 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by PACT.