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Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


We are based in Thames and provide services in the following areas: Coromandel, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui,  Whangamata, Ngatea, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi. 


Support for Carers

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)



Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals usually come via self-referral, community mental health services or DHB services.

We prefer that referrals are made via email. A referral form is available upon request.


We provide information, support, education and advocacy for those who care for someone with mental health and/or addiction issues.

Information includes:

  • Written resources relating to mental health disorders and addictions; information for families/whanau and caregivers.
  • Useful websites supporting families living with someone with mental illness or addiction
  • Monthly newsletters

Support includes:

  • A designated family support facilitator
  • Telephone support
  • Group support meetings

Meetings are held in rural areas where you gain encouragement from others who understand the impact of having someone close to you who is living with mental illness and/or addiction.

Education includes:

  • Workshops and programmes are delivered.
  • A comprehensive library is available for your use.
  • Printed materials.


  • We organise time out from your loved ones.
  • A chance to have fun and relax with others who understand.

Youth Programmes:

We organise recreational outings and events for the younger members of your family.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 21 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan.



Contact Details

503 Queen Street
Waikato 3500

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Street Address

503 Queen Street
Waikato 3500

Postal Address

PO Box 330
Thames 3540

This page was last updated at 11:40AM on September 17, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by People Relying on People (PROP).