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Taranaki DHB - Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Programmes

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Taranaki

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral must come via your GP.

Description

The Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP) team provides assessment, treatment, care and support to people in Taranaki who are over the age of 65 and experience significant mental health problems including dementia. People under the age of 65 who experience "age related" mental health problems are also supported by the team.

People are usually seen in their own homes but can attend an outpatient clinic in Base or Hawera Hospital if this is more convenient.

Staff

The MHSOP team is made up of personnel from several disciplines and includes psychogeriatricians, psychologists, mental health nurses, an occupational therapist, a social worker and a team leader. 

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

If a current client requires an urgent response out of hours, the Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care Team can be contacted on 0508 292 467.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 21 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan.

Charges

No fees apply

Website

Contact Details

Te Puna Waiora
Taranaki Base Hospital
David Street
Westown
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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Street Address

Te Puna Waiora
Taranaki Base Hospital
David Street
Westown
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

Postal Address

23 David Street
Westown
New Plymouth 4310

This page was last updated at 9:37AM on October 8, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Taranaki DHB - Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP).