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

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Brief, Assertive Home Based Care

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services



Age Groups

Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral to this service must come via a secondary mental health team.


The ABC Team also provides assertive brief care to people in their home as an alternative to ward admission or enable early discharge from the ward as well as providing intervention aimed at preventing people requiring further specialist mental health care by identifying and building on internal resilience within the individual and ensuring good supports are in place.

The team also facilitates access to New Plymouth and Hawera based respite services for adult/older adult and youth as another option of brief intervention and support.

Contact Details

Outpatients: (06) 753 7743 or call free on 0508 249 969

To confirm your outpatient appointment ph 0508 266 3476 or e-mail confirm@tdhb.org.nz

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (06) 753 6139

27 David Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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27 David Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

Postal Address

23 David Street
New Plymouth 4310

This page was last updated at 8:42AM on August 20, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Taranaki DHB - Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care (ABC) Team.