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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 living with someone with mental illness and 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 – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.



Contact Details

Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre
Waikato Hospital
Hamilton 3204

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Street Address

Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre
Waikato Hospital
Hamilton 3204

Postal Address

PO Box 330
Thames 3540

503 Queen St, Thames


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This page was last updated at 1:25PM on October 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by People Relying on People (PROP).