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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Mental Health Community Support - Child and Youth

Programme Areas

Mental health

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

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 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.

Contact Details

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