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Synergy Wellness

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Synergy Wellness is a mental health needs assessment and service co-ordination service (NASC). 

Synergy Wellness does not provide treatment for mental health or any other disorders.


Needs Assessment & Service Co-Ordination

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Disability support


Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Synergy Wellness will take a referral from any source, as long as eligibility criteria are met. Commonly referrals come from:

  • Southern DHB clinical services
  • NGO mental health services
  • Other social service agencies
  • Self referrals

Synergy Wellness is contracted by the Southern District Health Board to provide services to people in Dunedin, and North and South Otago.

There is information we need, such as details of the diagnosis and treatment, and the effect of illness symptoms on daily life, and this information is generally held by clinical services. It is the responsibility of the referrer to source this information from clinicians, but we are here to help if needed.

Click here to download our referral form and read more about our eligibility criteria.


Synergy Wellness is a mental health needs assessment and service co-ordination service (NASC). We work with people experiencing disability as a result of a significant mental health issue, for which there is treatment provided by a suitably qualified practitioner. 

Needs Assessment:
This is the stage we gather information from you and others involved (such as family/whanau, health professionals) in order to understand your situation and help you figure out what support you need. We will write a report that summarises your strengths and challenges, aspirations and needs.

Service Co-Ordination:
This involves discussing support options with you, making suggestions about what might be helpful, and making referrals to support services of your choice that match the needs we identify.

We can arrange government funded supports from a range of services for you – these include community support, household management, personal care, carer support, planned respite and supported accommodation; depending on what you need.

We will keep working on your support package until you are happy with it.

Follow Up:
Synergy Wellness will keep working with you for as long as you need; there is no set timeframe.

We will try as hard as possible to find supports that meet your needs, but this may not always be possible. We highlight any unmet needs with the Southern District Health Board Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


No fees apply.

Contact Details

66 Prince Albert Road, St Kilda, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 9:21AM on November 27, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Synergy Wellness.