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Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction Service | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora

Mental Health & Addictions Service

For urgent Mental Health and Addiction Support please contact 0800 653 357

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Description

Formerly MidCentral DHB - Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction Service

This service is interdisciplinary, working in partnership with primary, non-government and iwi health services to deliver a programme of mental health and addiction liaison and consultation for whaiora with long-term mental health and addiction conditions, across Tararua, Manawatu and Horowhenua.

Staff

The team comprises of professional, qualified, and trained staff that include Registered Nurses, Specialty Clinical Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrist and Social Workers.

Heidi Graham, Service Manager

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Christmas/New Year period - all services will be provided from mental health and addiction localities during this time – contact 0800 653 357

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Non-acute specialist Mental Health & Addiction Community based support

This service provides specialist oversight of the general family practice mental health partnership care programme (previously shared care programme). Clinical kaimahi work with our community partners to provide timely support, role modelling, specialist advise (liaison) and consultation for whaiora under partnership care. Alongside this if primary practitioners need non urgent liaison and/or consultation for whaiora outside of the partnership programme this can be undertaken without referral to locality based mental health and addiction services. This service will have a close relationship with our Te Ara Rau Programme to provide early and easy access to primary mental health and addictions services being developed in our community as well as key education and direct support for general practitioners, nurse practitioners, other health practitioners and practice nurses. Health and Wellbeing Hui recovery programmes in partnership with our primary providers will be designed/co designed by this team.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Primary providers (GP, NGO or iwi health service) can contact via email or phone for triage and/or consultation requests of non-urgent referrals. Email: 

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Description

This service provides specialist oversight of the general family practice mental health partnership care programme (previously shared care programme). Clinical kaimahi work with our community partners to provide timely support, role modelling, specialist advise (liaison) and consultation for whaiora under partnership care.

Alongside this if primary practitioners need non urgent liaison and/or consultation for whaiora outside of the partnership programme this can be undertaken without referral to locality based mental health and addiction services.

This service will have a close relationship with our Te Ara Rau Programme to provide early and easy access to primary mental health and addictions services being developed in our community as well as key education and direct support for general practitioners, nurse practitioners, other health practitioners and practice nurses. ​​​​​​​

Health and Wellbeing Hui recovery programmes in partnership with our primary providers will be designed/co designed by this team.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Public Transport

Palmerston North Hospital is on the main bus route.

Parking

Parking is available onsite at Palmerston North Hospital: 40 minutes free, $2.00 per hour thereafter.

Contact Details

Ruahine House
Gate 12, Ruahine Street
Palmerston North Hospital
Manawatu-Wanganui 4442

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Street Address

Ruahine House
Gate 12, Ruahine Street
Palmerston North Hospital
Manawatu-Wanganui 4442

Postal Address

Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction
38 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
*No mental health and addiction clinical services are provided within this facility*

This page was last updated at 1:19PM on June 15, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction Service | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora.