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Pou Whakaaro

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Community Health


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Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Disability support


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are welcome to call us and find out how we can help.


Pou Whakaaro's Life Skills Services partner people to live life well. We offer services located in Whakatāne and Kawerau for people who have a disability and/or experience mental illness. 

Through accessing community activities and offering our own programmes we:

  • Focus on people's strengths and talents
  • Support people to contribute to their communities
  • Enable people to develop life skills
  • Offer opportunities to learn new skills
  • Promote recovery and inclusion
  • Recognise Te Tititi o Waitangi

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:17AM on February 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pou Whakaaro.