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Timaru Mental Health Support Trust - Victoria House

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Our mission is to enhance the wellness of people with mental illness, through helping them achieve goals in the world outside of illness and therapy models.

Kia whakakaha ake te oranga o nga tangata whaiora e pa ana ki te hinengaro mauiuitanga, ma roto i nga awhi ki a ratou, kia whiwhi ai ratou i nga whainga i roto i te ao kei waho o tenei mauiuitanga me te tauira whakatika oranga.

Programmes

Victoria House Services and Activities

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)

Regions

South Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

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Description

At Victoria House we provide a range of scheduled daily activites as well as drop-in centre services.

Daily activities are available at Victoria House and within the local community. There…

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Employment Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Supported employment

Regions

South Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Anyone can refer to Victoria House (including self referrals) We do require confirmation of a Mental Health Diagnosis from a Health Professional to support the referral. Please feel free to…

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Description

Our Employment Support assists people who are affected by mental illness and/or addictions access and maintain employment opportunities. Services provided include:

  • Employment support and education
  • Career planning
  • Assistance with CV…

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Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat – Sun 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Fees

There is a small charge for some daily activities and meals, in order to cover costs.

All other services are free.

Staff

Victoria House Staff
Victoria House is staffed by suitably qualified Mental Health and Addiction Support Workers who have a variety of qualifications, skills and experience.

Tutors
Victoria House also employs a number of tutors to lead some of our activities. These tutors have been employed at Victoria House because they have impressive skills in their chosen craft and also have an understanding and empathy for those with Mental Illness and Addiction

Consumer Advisor
A Consumer Advisor is involved in the broad operational planning of the organisation and liaises with the Board. The Consumer Advisor runs a house meeting once a fortnight before the Thursday evening meal to obtain feedback from clients. They are also available during the week to meet to offer support to clients of Victoria House

Maori Representative
An appointed Maori representative is available to offer support to the consumers/tangata whaiora who enter the service to ensure their needs are met

Pacific Island Representative
An appointed Pacific Island representative is available to offer support to consumers/tangata whaiora to ensure their needs are met.

Public Transport

We provide some transport to our clients to assist them in attending our activities. Information about the transport available is available from the Support Workers at Victoria house

We also provide transport to those in Waimate and Temuka once a month to attend our weekend service. (Booking is essential)

Parking

There is a large carpark at the back of the house available for use during our opening hours

Contact Details

83 King Street, Timaru

South Canterbury

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Timaru 7910

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Street Address

83 King Street
Timaru 7910

Postal Address

P O Box 612
Timaru 7940

This page was last updated at 12:51PM on April 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Timaru Mental Health Support Trust - Victoria House.