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St John of God Waipuna - Health & Wellbeing Team

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Description

Our Health and Wellbeing team offers young people, who have the low to moderate range of mental health issues, a space for reflection so they can find pathways forward. This is provided one-on-one or in groups.

Our mental health clinicians have extensive experience working with young people and collectively offer a range of counselling styles and techniques to support young people.

When you meet with our clinicians, we recommend you bring an open mind and a willingness to help yourself. This means committing to trying out new skills and strategies between appointments, and discussing your experiences during your counselling sessions.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

Our service is funded by Ministry of Health and free of charge for service users.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (15 Nov), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Health and Wellbeing Team

Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides support for children aged five to 12 years old across Canterbury. Our Health and Wellbeing Team provides professional team leadership to Mana Aka Kaimahi by coordinating Kaimahi to ensure equitable resourcing across clusters, supporting evaluation, monitoring and enhancement of the service response and working closely with school clusters to support the implementation of Mana Ake. Mana Ake kaimahi work with schools to support teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing such as anxiety, social isolation, parental separation, grief and loss and managing emotions. If you would like to refer to Mana Ake, please contact your child's school for more information. Mental Health Counselling Service Our Health and Wellbeing team offers young people, who have low to moderate range of the mental health issues, a space for reflection so they can find pathways forward. This is provided one-on-one or in groups. Our mental health clinicians have extensive experience working with young people and collectively offer a range of counselling styles and techniques to support young people. When you meet with our clinicians, we recommend you bring an open mind and a willingness to help yourself. This means committing to trying out new skills and strategies between appointments, and discussing your experiences during your counselling sessions. We also work with another counselling service through Manu Ka Rere (ages 13-24 yrs) who are located near Burnside High School. For more information, please see their website - Manu Ka Rere | Community Youth Mental Health | Christchurch

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Eating disorders

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Appointment times are available weekdays from 8.30am to 5.00pm. At your initial appointment you will need to complete some paperwork, so we can support you and understand your goals. Together we discuss these and agree a plan for the work ahead; this also helps you decide whether counselling is something you wish to commit to at this time.

We accept referrals from general practitioners (GPs), school counsellors, other social services and self-referrals. There is often a wait list for initial appointments, you will be advised of the current time when we receive your referral.

Mana Ake (Refer through your child's school)- 5-12 yrs 

Mana Ake Guidance & Advice Request - Mana Ake

Health and Wellbeing Service - 10-24 yrs 

Waipuna Youth Counselling Referral (10-24 years)

Manu Ka Rere (13-24 yrs)

Referral form | Manu Ka Rere

Eating Awareness Team - 16-64 yrs

Waipuna Eating Awareness Team - Hauora Kai (16-64 years)

If you are under 16 yrs and are in need of eating support, please attend your GP service.

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Description

Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow

Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides support for children aged five to 12 years old across Canterbury. Our Health and Wellbeing Team provides professional team leadership to Mana Aka Kaimahi by coordinating Kaimahi to ensure equitable resourcing across clusters, supporting evaluation, monitoring and enhancement of the service response and working closely with school clusters to support the implementation of Mana Ake.

Mana Ake kaimahi work with schools to support teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing such as anxiety, social isolation, parental separation, grief and loss and managing emotions.

If you would like to refer to Mana Ake, please contact your child's school for more information.

Mental Health Counselling Service 

Our Health and Wellbeing team offers young people, who have low to moderate range of the mental health issues, a space for reflection so they can find pathways forward. This is provided one-on-one or in groups.

Our mental health clinicians have extensive experience working with young people and collectively offer a range of counselling styles and techniques to support young people.

When you meet with our clinicians, we recommend you bring an open mind and a willingness to help yourself. This means committing to trying out new skills and strategies between appointments, and discussing your experiences during your counselling sessions.

We also work with another counselling service through Manu Ka Rere (ages 13-24 yrs) who are located near Burnside High School. 

For more information, please see their website - Manu Ka Rere | Community Youth Mental Health | Christchurch

Note: PDF downloads require the free Adobe Reader application to view.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

Parking

Onsite and roadside parking 

Website

Contact Details

349 Woodham Road
Wainoni
Christchurch
Canterbury 8061

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Street Address

349 Woodham Road
Wainoni
Christchurch
Canterbury 8061

Postal Address

189 Peterborough Street
Christchurch Central

This page was last updated at 12:42PM on December 13, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by St John of God Waipuna - Health & Wellbeing Team.