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Te Whare Mahana Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Description

Te Whare Mahana is an independent, Non-Government Organisation (NGO) based in Tākaka, Golden Bay. Started in 1989, it provides a range of community-based mental health services within the Golden Bay region (a Community Mental Health Service,  Employment Services, Youth Support, Crisis Service and Crisis Respite Accommodation) and an internationally recognised residential National DBT Programme for people with personality disorders. Teams are staffed by trained professionals who are committed to providing best quality services and a genuine, warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients, their families and whānau. Golden Bay is renowned for its strong and supportive community, spirit and beautiful environment, so is an ideal setting for this range of services. Te Whare Mahana has strong connections with other service providers and agencies within the area and works closely with Golden Bay Community Hospital and local GPs and the Mohua Social Services.

Te Whare Mahana is rightly recognised today as a key contributor to community health in the region and as a leader in recovery-focused, mental health service delivery nationwide.

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We provide 24/7 after hours support and triage intake for psychiatric emergencies including weekends and public holidays.

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), Nelson Anniversary (3 Feb).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Treatment and Support

Following an assessment, a case manager is appointed. Together the client and the case manager will devise an individual treatment plan. Support is offered to the client according to individual needs and may be on a short or long term basis.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Clients may refer themselves to the Community Mental Health Team or be referred by GPs, relatives, friends or other community agencies. An assessment will determine whether the clients are suitable for our service. Should the client be unsuitable, he/she will be referred to an appropriate agency.

Please note: This service is for people in or residing in the Golden Bay area.

Description

Following an assessment, a case manager is appointed. Together the client and the case manager will devise an individual treatment plan. Support is offered to the client according to individual needs and may be on a short or long term basis.

24 hours 7 days per week psychiatric emergencies

Community Mental Health Service provides a 24 hour, 7 days per week on call emergency psychiatric response and support. This service helps clients link to other services as required and provides support for the consumer and their family/whānau in crisis. Community Mental Health Service works in collaboration with the local medical centre and police services as required.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Acute services

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

If you require the assistance of the psychiatric emergency service please dial 525 7647.

In the case of a medical emergency please dial 111.

Description

Community Mental Health Service provides a 24 hour, 7 days per week on call emergency psychiatric response and support. This service helps clients link to other services as required and provides support for the consumer and their family/whānau in crisis.

Community Mental Health Service works in collaboration with the local medical centre and police services as required.

Home Based Support

To receive home based support, a client must first be assessed by a Service Coordination (NASC) agency and given a ‘Needs Assessment’. A Needs Assessment will determine if a client is entitled to extra support towards developing independent living skills and social competence in a community setting. Support workers spend an agreed number of hours in a person’s home providing personal support and household management services. The number of hours and type of tasks to be done by the support worker is identified during a needs assessment. Support is usually provided on a one to one basis to assist with personal support and household management. This may mean supporting a person to do the task themselves or doing the task for them if they are unable to.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

For more information about this service please contact the Community Mental Health Team on 03 525 7647.

Please note: This service is for people in or residing in the Golden Bay area.

Description

To receive home based support, a client must first be assessed by a Service Coordination (NASC) agency and given a ‘Needs Assessment’.   A Needs Assessment will determine if a client is entitled to extra support towards developing independent living skills and social competence in a community setting.

Support workers spend an agreed number of hours in a person’s home providing personal support and household management services. The number of hours and type of tasks to be done by the support worker is identified during a needs assessment.

Support is usually provided on a one to one basis to assist with personal support and household management. This may mean supporting a person to do the task themselves or doing the task for them if they are unable to.

Respite and Short Term Accommodation

In conjunction with the Golden bay Community Workers and Womens Refuge, the Community Mental Health Service offers short term respite accommodation for our consumers and other service providers. Community Mental Health Service also has links with Kotuku (a consumer run organisation), which offers respite accommodation in Upper Moutere. Clients can be referred by our service or refer themselves.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Respite

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please note: This service is for people in or residing in the Golden Bay area.

Description

In conjunction with the Golden bay Community Workers and Womens Refuge, the Community Mental Health Service offers short term respite accommodation for our consumers and other service providers.

Community Mental Health Service also has links with Kotuku (a consumer run organisation), which offers respite accommodation in Upper Moutere. Clients can be referred by our service or refer themselves.

Peer Support

The Peer Support and Advocacy Worker facilitates peer support groups based on client need and interest and supports service users/tangata whaiora in relationship building that may enhance personal and social skills in community settings by providing access to community recreational, employment and vocational services. In addition the person in this role can be a support person at appointments with doctors, lawyers, government agencies, care managers, and at home and hospital assessments as well as providing information on services available. An important service is assisting service users/tangata whaiora to understand the choices open to them so that they can make informed decisions about their own care as well as providing information to enable service users/tangata whaiora to make an informed decision about how to proceed with issues. Visit our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Bay-Peer-Support-for-Mental-Wellbeing-1665690557002778/

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Please note: This service is for people in or residing in the Golden Bay area.

Description

The Peer Support and Advocacy Worker facilitates peer support groups based on client need and interest and supports service users/tangata whaiora in relationship building that may enhance personal and social skills in community settings by providing access to community recreational, employment and vocational services. In addition the person in this role can be a support person at appointments with doctors, lawyers, government agencies, care managers, and at home and hospital assessments as well as providing information on services available. An important service is assisting service users/tangata whaiora to understand the choices open to them so that they can make informed decisions about their own care as well as providing information to enable service users/tangata whaiora to make an informed decision about how to proceed with issues.

Visit our Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Bay-Peer-Support-for-Mental-Wellbeing-1665690557002778/

Employment Services

Te Whare Mahana Employment Services work in partnership with each client to provide tailored vocational planning and support with the ultimate aim of finding pathways into employment. Our range of services includes a supported employment business known as Helping Hands that assists people to regain a work routine in preparation for a return to mainstream employment.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

For more information about this service please contact the Te Whare Mahana Employment Services on 03 525 7647.

Please note: This service is for people in or residing in the Golden Bay area.

Description

Te Whare Mahana Employment Services work in partnership with each client to provide tailored vocational planning and support with the ultimate aim of finding pathways into employment. Our range of services includes a supported employment business known as Helping Hands that assists people to regain a work routine in preparation for a return to mainstream employment.

National DBT Service

Te Whare Mahana offers New Zealand’s only national residential Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme. Situated in Golden Bay, Nelson Tasman, this internationally renowned programme is for people experiencing frequent high levels of distress and have had little success from hospital and community treatments. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is an intensive behavioural treatment approach, helping people work through complex histories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and learn new skills for managing relationships and coping with distress. The well-established treatment model was developed by American psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a better way of treating people with Borderline Personality Disorder and chronic self-harm/suicidal behaviours. DBT is now routinely used to treat a wide range of different and co-occurring mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. DBT emphasises the learning and refinement of skills to help regulate emotions, change thinking patterns associated with problems in daily living and reduce misery and distress. DBT incorporates the acquisition of skills to assist residents to improve interpersonal effectiveness and their quality of life. Visit the Te Whare Mahana Trust website for more information.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can come through either the client's DHB or ACC Sensitive Claims; alternatively privately paid placment is available. The client can arrange a referral to their local DHB Community Mental Health Team or ACC Sensitive Claims and once working with a Mental Health clinician or an ACC Recovery Partner, they can express their interest in attending the DBT programme. If the DHB/ACC determines that their client would benefit from our service, they can arrange a referral to Te Whare Mahana's National DBT Service. Referrals must be facilitated by a Mental Health Clinician; we cannot accept a referral from a GP or the applicant/whānau. 
Once TWM receives the referral information (see website), as well as funding confirmation, we would start our referral process to determine the applicant's readiness and suitability for this particular treatment. 

Description

Te Whare Mahana offers New Zealand’s only national residential Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme. Situated in Golden Bay, Nelson Tasman, this internationally renowned programme is for people experiencing frequent high levels of distress and have had little success from hospital and community treatments.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is an intensive behavioural treatment approach, helping people work through complex histories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and learn new skills for managing relationships and coping with distress. The well-established treatment model was developed by American psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a better way of treating people with Borderline Personality Disorder and chronic self-harm/suicidal behaviours. DBT is now routinely used to treat a wide range of different and co-occurring mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.

DBT emphasises the learning and refinement of skills to help regulate emotions, change thinking patterns associated with problems in daily living and reduce misery and distress. DBT incorporates the acquisition of skills to assist residents to improve interpersonal effectiveness and their quality of life.

Visit the Te Whare Mahana Trust website for more information.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Website

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:11PM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Whare Mahana Trust.