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Taranaki DHB - Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care (ABC) Team

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Mental Health Assessments

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

DHB Mental Health Crisis, Intake / assessment



Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Referrals to this service are accepted from a range of sources including self referrals/walk ins, public enquiries, GPs, other DHB services/ED/ward, social service agency referrals, concerned members of the public and Police.

Please contact us on Freephone: 0508 292 467

This service caters predominantly for adults aged 17-65 years but also works with children, youth and older adults, especially after hours.


The team are experienced Registered Nurses and appointed Duly Authorised Officers (DAO) under the Mental Health Act (1992) responsible for undertaking mental health assessments as well as facilitating Mental Health Act requirements in their DAO roles.

The team has access to a duty Psychiatrist 24/7 and will facilitate assessments with a psychiatrist, if indicated.

Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

27 David Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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Street Address

27 David Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

Postal Address

23 David Street
New Plymouth 4310

This page was last updated at 10:41AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Taranaki DHB - Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care (ABC) Team.