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Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Taranaki Primary Connections

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health



Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types


Referral Process

Contact the TPC coordinator on 06 759 4064 or

Accepted referrers:

  • GP
  • Public Health Nurse
  • School counsellors
  • MOE
  • Taiohi Ora/CAMHS clinicians
  • LMCs
  • Youth Guarantee coordinators
  • Taranaki Rural Support Trust

Taranaki Primary Connections (TPC) is a free Taranaki-wide service for youth and adults with mild to moderate mental health and addictions needs who cannot meet the costs of private counselling or are unable to access services such as the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

It connects and co-ordinates brief counselling and psychological support, following a referral from a health professional or designated community organisation.

Priority is given to adults and youth (10-19 years), Māori, Pasifika, low income and rural people. A clinical coordinator triages and co-ordinates referrals, and considers extensions to packages of care as advised by the provider.

For more information please view the Tui Ora website

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on January 20, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Tui Ora - Mental Health & Addiction Services.