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Raukura Hauora O Tainui - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Whanau Advocacy - Adult

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Kaupapa Māori - mental health


South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process
  • Be of any ethnic background
  • has a whanau member or relative (aged 17 years and over) who is currently receiving clinical treatment from a South Auckland mental health or alcohol and other drug service.

Referrals may be accepted from:

  • any community alcohol and drug service
  • any community mental health service
  • self referral
  • health worker
  • community support worker.

Services provided include:

  • supplying information about mental illnesses, the mental health service system, community resources and supports that are available
  • assistance with strategies for coping with the client’s illness and its impact on the family/whanau
  • making contact with other relevant mental health services or support groups
  • supplying information about relevant legislation, rights and responsibilities.

Arahi Whanau - Whanau Advocacy & Peer Support Adults is a non-clinical service available to whanau seeking support for their whanau member (aged 17 years and over) experiencing mental illness.

This service provides advocacy, support, transport assistance and regular face-to-face contact.

Advocacy Support includes working with the following agencies:

  • Accommodation providers including Housing New Zealand
  • Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)
  • community social worker providers
  • the Police and Justice System
  • Child Youth and Family services
  • voluntary groups
  • probation

Call us on (09) 263 8040 or view the Arahi Whanau - Whanau Advocacy & Peer Support Adults section of our website.

Contact Details

47 Druces Rd, Manukau

South Auckland

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

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Street Address

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

Postal Address

PO Box 97644
South Auckland Mail Centre
Manukau 2241

This page was last updated at 9:46AM on October 15, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Raukura Hauora O Tainui - Mental Health & Addiction Services.