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Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Tararua

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

We support families and whānau to provide the best possible quality of life and recovery to their loved one who has a mental illness/addiction and to their own self care.

Our central focus is family and whānau. We provide the highest quality support, advocacy, education and services for all people, and the community affected by mental illness and addiction.

Charges

All our services are free and completely confidential.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Family/Whanau Support, Education, Information & Advocacy Services

This programme provides information and education to families about mental illness and addictions, how to cope with the stress that supporting a family member with these issues can entail. To facilitate this service, we plan several education sessions throughout the year. We invite skilled professionals to share their knowledge and answer questions. We supply a range of brochures, booklets and publications to families and the community, some they may borrow and some they may keep. Family/Whānau Co-ordinators run support groups throughout the year, which can be anything from meeting as a group in a cafe to a walk in the park, where families can get together and support each other. Another important part of the support we offer is that of advocacy at family meetings with mental health services or other agencies such as Work & Income NZ and Housing NZ.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

To access this service or for more information, please contact us at the location nearest you.

Support for families is provided through our Family/Whānau Co-ordinators who respond to requests for support both on the telephone and face to face in the family's home, at our offices or a place of the family's choice.

Description

This programme provides information and education to families about mental illness and addictions, how to cope with the stress that supporting a family member with these issues can entail. To facilitate this service, we plan several education sessions throughout the year. We invite skilled professionals to share their knowledge and answer questions.

We supply a range of brochures, booklets and publications to families and the community, some they may borrow and some they may keep. Family/Whānau Co-ordinators run support groups throughout the year, which can be anything from meeting as a group in a cafe to a walk in the park, where families can get together and support each other.

Another important part of the support we offer is that of advocacy at family meetings with mental health services or other agencies such as Work & Income NZ and Housing NZ.

Connections with Hope Treatment Programme - Depression

Connections with Hope - Depression is a free and confidential treatment group run by Supporting Families comprising of 2 hour weekly sessions over a period of ten weeks. This service is for individuals with mild to moderate depression and are facilitated by a trained psychologist aided by a Supporting Families staff member. There are 7 programmes that run throughout the year across the region (Dannevirke, Levin, Feilding and Palmerston North).

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

To be eligible for this service, you will need to contact us at the location nearest you for an assessment.

Description

Connections with Hope - Depression is a free and confidential treatment group run by Supporting Families comprising of 2 hour weekly sessions over a period of ten weeks. This service is for individuals with mild to moderate depression and are facilitated by a trained psychologist aided by a Supporting Families staff member. 

There are 7 programmes that run throughout the year across the region (Dannevirke, Levin, Feilding and Palmerston North).

Connections with Hope Treatment Programme - Anxiety

Connections with Hope - Anxiety is a free and confidential anxiety treatment group run by Supporting Families comprising of 2 hour weekly sessions over a period of ten weeks. This service is for individuals with mild to moderate anxiety and are facilitated by a trained psychologist aided by a Supporting Families staff member. There are 7 programmes that run throughout the year across the region (Dannevirke, Levin, Feilding and Palmerston North).

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

To be eligible for this service, you will need to contact us at the location nearest you for an assessment.

Description

Connections with Hope - Anxiety is a free and confidential anxiety treatment group run by Supporting Families comprising of 2 hour weekly sessions over a period of ten weeks. This service is for individuals with mild to moderate anxiety and are facilitated by a trained psychologist aided by a Supporting Families staff member. 

There are 7 programmes that run throughout the year across the region (Dannevirke, Levin, Feilding and Palmerston North).

Go Kidz

This programmme is designed to support children who live in the presence of mental health and addiction issues. This is a 16 hour programme run over two Saturdays and addresses the needs of children (7 - 11 years old) by providing education and understanding of mental health and addiction issues. The programme uses activity based session which model ways for children to deal with their feelings about their situation. Designed to work in groups of 6-8 children, the benefits of working in groups are shared learning and reducing the sense of isolation.The focus is on activity based exercises that promote an understanding of mental health issues, build resiliency, provide opportunities to share experiences and help participants develop strategies for their wellbeing.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

This programme is for children (7-11) who have a close member of the family affected by either a mental health issue, addiction or both.

Referrals can come from mental health services, primary health services, schools and other community agrencies and self referrals. To access this service or for more information, please contact us at our Palmerston North location.

Location: 160 Cuba Street, Entrance on Pitt Street, Palmerston North
Phone: (06) 355 8561
Fax: (06) 355 8562

Description

This programmme is designed to support children who live in the presence of mental health and addiction issues. This is a 16 hour programme run over two Saturdays and addresses the needs of children (7 - 11 years old) by providing education and understanding of mental health and addiction issues.

The programme uses activity based session which model ways for children to deal with their feelings about their situation. Designed to work in groups of 6-8 children, the benefits of working in groups are shared learning and reducing the sense of isolation.The focus is on activity based exercises that promote an understanding of mental health issues, build resiliency, provide opportunities to share experiences and help participants develop strategies for their wellbeing.

Additional Details

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

Contact Details

58 Bath Street, Levin

MidCentral

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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40 Denmark Street, Dannevirke

MidCentral

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 3:20PM on November 8, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Tararua.