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
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
- 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
Call us on (09) 263 8040 or view the Arahi Whanau - Whanau Advocacy & Peer Support Adults section of our website.
(09) 263 8040
(09) 263 6631
47 Druces Rd
47 Druces Rd
PO Box 97644
South Auckland Mail Centre
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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.