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The White House

Mental Health & Addictions Service


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Nelson’s Peer-Led  Mental Health Day Support Service.


Community Group Activities

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Respite, Supported employment


Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

Self-referrals can be made by people who have used, or who are currently using, mental health services.


The programme of community group activities available at The White House includes a Monday morning cafe visit, a weekly outing, a weekly peer support discussion group and a weekly women's group. Intermittent activities are also offered such as social evenings, Breakfast Club and others.

We also have a counselling student on work experience placement and she provides in-house counselling to members and will run training groups in self-care, communication skills and de-escalation techniques.

Home-cooked meals can also be bought by members three days a week.

The White House provides access to employment and training opportunities, computer and phone, TV and games.

Day and overnight respite trips have begun and are organised by members. We have had 4 successful overnight Respite Trips - to Kaiteriteri, Hanmer, Wellington and Golden Bay - with another trip planned to Hanmer.


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Sun 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays.


Membership is free.


The White House is a Peer-Led Day Support Service managed and staffed by its members with the assistance of a Support Manager. 

Paid work is available for Peer Support Workers as activities co-ordinator, cooks, dishwashers, admin staff, a gardener and committee work.

Public Transport

Located in The Wood, we are 10 minutes walk from Nelson CBD.

We also have a van which can pick up and drop off members, as required.


Some off-street parking.

Contact Details

11 Wainui Street, Nelson

Nelson Marlborough

11 Wainui Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010

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11 Wainui Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010

This page was last updated at 1:57PM on September 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by The White House.