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WALSH trust (West Auckland Living Skills Trust)

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Description

West Auckland Living Skills Home Trust (WALSHtrust) is a non-government organisation providing a range of housing and recovery and community mental health services located in Henderson, West Auckland.

We are an independent charitable trust, with funding coming from contracts with the Ministries of Health and Social Development and the Department of Work & Income, and charitable donations from organisations and individuals.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Housing & Recovery

We provide housing and recovery based services in West Auckland and Auckland City. The aim is to provide a safe and supportive home-like environment that lets you plan for your move into a more independent living situation. To this end, the services replicate, as closely as possible, the realities, responsibilities and obligations of a flat-sharing lifestyle. WALSHtrust staff work collaboratively with people to identify skills they would like to develop or learn, and also encourage greater interdependence, social connection and awareness of health and wellbeing. Staff provide 24 hour supervision.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Residential support

Regions

West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Clients are referred by local co-ordination services.

Description

We provide housing and recovery based services in West Auckland and Auckland City.

The aim is to provide a safe and supportive home-like environment that lets you plan for your move into a more independent living situation. To this end, the services replicate, as closely as possible, the realities, responsibilities and obligations of a flat-sharing lifestyle.

WALSHtrust staff work collaboratively with people to identify skills they would like to develop or learn, and also encourage greater interdependence, social connection and awareness of health and wellbeing.

Staff provide 24 hour supervision.

Mobile Community Support Teams

Mobile Community Support assists people in West Auckland who live in the community with an experience of mental unwellness. Our staff work with a person’s strengths, resources and natural supports to create their choice of where they would like to live, learn and work. How We Support You Mobile Community Support walks alongside you in your journey of recovery and supports you to live the best life possible. We provide a balance between assessing what is happening for you, by listening and using strengths-based tools, and supporting you practically to achieve your goals. The local community provides an oasis of resources and agencies that our staff access through our well-established networks. This allows the people we work with to choose the best local social and interest groups, budgeting and legal advice, counselling, education, training and health services.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

See our Application Form if you are interested in accessing this service.

Our service supports those aged between 18 and 65, and is free to all New Zealand residents.

Description

Mobile Community Support assists people in West Auckland who live in the community with an experience of mental unwellness.

Our staff work with a person’s strengths, resources and natural supports to create their choice of where they would like to live, learn and work.

How We Support You

Mobile Community Support walks alongside you in your journey of recovery and supports you to live the best life possible. We provide a balance between assessing what is happening for you, by listening and using strengths-based tools, and supporting you practically to achieve your goals.

The local community provides an oasis of resources and agencies that our staff access through our well-established networks. This allows the people we work with to choose the best local social and interest groups, budgeting and legal advice, counselling, education, training and health services.

Peer Support

Our Peer Support Services offer people living in the community the opportunity to increase their knowledge and resources by sharing experiences, strengths and information. It is not a clinical service. One to One Peer Support This involves regular meetings with a peer support worker to look at how we can support you to reach your goals. Groups These are facilitated by peer support workers with a lived experience. We provide a place where people meet, reconnect and support each other to move towards the life they want.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

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

Regions

West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to this service is via GP, self-referral or local DHB co-ordination services.

Description

Our Peer Support Services offer people living in the community the opportunity to increase their knowledge and resources by sharing experiences, strengths and information. It is not a clinical service.

One to One Peer Support
This involves regular meetings with a peer support worker to look at how we can support you to reach your goals.

Groups
These are facilitated by peer support workers with a lived experience. We provide a place where people meet, reconnect and support each other to move towards the life they want. 

Employment Service

Our professional team of employment specialists will support each individual using a partnership approach to pursue their employment goals for as long as it takes; this is not sheltered work, nor work preparation, but 'real jobs for real pay'.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

The Supported Employment service is for job seekers who have been referred to EmploymentWorks! from WINZ or self-referral. 

Description

Our professional team of employment specialists will support each individual using a partnership approach to pursue their employment goals for as long as it takes; this is not sheltered work, nor work preparation, but 'real jobs for real pay'.

Life Skills Group Workshops & Outdoor Programmes

independent ENDEAVOURS is a free service for those aged 16-65 with a significant barrier to accessing employment or engaging with the community. independent ENDEAVOURS offers group workshops and outdoor programs to enhance your life skills. Weekly workshops address coping strategies, increased independence, or practical skills for entering the workforce. All programs are recovery and strengths-based, with a focus on personal growth. You may want to participate on more than one program simultaneously. For those considering employment, the programs also provide an opportunity to showcase your personal strengths, reliability, punctuality and teamwork. References can be provided and you may also be eligible for one-on-one assistance with job search and in-job support through our EmploymentWorks! service. Group Workshops - click here for detailed information Outdoor Programmes - hands-on experience to challenge and support people in a variety of activities. Project Twin Streams Join us for a weekly outdoor experience, maintaining native trees along stream banks, potting at our plant nursery, and nurturing community spaces. You’ll learn about plants, wildlife and growing your own from seed. Hard physical labour is not required. Come and enjoy the fresh air and company of others and make a positive impact on your community. A light lunch or sausage sizzle is provided. Contact Jude at independent ENDEAVOURS for further information

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to this service is via GP, self-referral or local DHB co-ordination services.

Description

independent ENDEAVOURS is a free service for those aged 16-65 with a significant barrier to accessing employment or engaging with the community. 

independent ENDEAVOURS offers group workshops and outdoor programs to enhance your life skills. Weekly workshops address coping strategies, increased independence, or practical skills for entering the workforce. All programs are recovery and strengths-based, with a focus on personal growth. You may want to participate on more than one program simultaneously.

For those considering employment, the programs also provide an opportunity to showcase your personal strengths, reliability, punctuality and teamwork. References can be provided and you may also be eligible for one-on-one assistance with job search and in-job support through our EmploymentWorks! service.


Group Workshops -
click here for detailed information

Outdoor Programmes -  hands-on experience to challenge and support people in a variety of activities.

Project Twin Streams
Join us for a weekly outdoor experience, maintaining native trees along stream banks, potting at our plant nursery, and nurturing community spaces. You’ll learn about plants, wildlife and growing your own from seed.  Hard physical labour is not required. Come and enjoy the fresh air and company of others and make a positive impact on your community. A light lunch or sausage sizzle is provided.

Contact Jude at independent ENDEAVOURS for further information

 

Older Persons Service

Te Whare Rata ('the house of wisdom') currently provides five beds for older people who require short term support with their mental health. There is a sixth bed used for respite for older persons only. How long people stay at Te Whare Rata is based upon a person's support needs assessment. To date, people have stayed on average between three weeks and four months. Five full-time and four part-time staff are employed at Te Whare Rata, (including registered professionals). Services are offered 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support, Respite

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for Te Whare Rata are received from either the community or from Ward 12 North Shore Hospital, WDHB Mental Health Service for Older Adults.

Description

Te Whare Rata ('the house of wisdom') currently provides five beds for older people who require short term support with their mental health. There is a sixth bed used for respite for older persons only.

How long people stay at Te Whare Rata is based upon a person's support needs assessment. To date, people have stayed on average between three weeks and four months.

Five full-time and four part-time staff are employed at Te Whare Rata, (including registered professionals). Services are offered 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

He Kakano Ora

He Kākano Ora (‘seeds for life’) offers residential respite support for mothers to recover from mental health difficulties between the first trimester of pregnancy through to their baby turning one year of age. We also offer support to families in their homes. At He Kākano Ora we can: Support you with your individual goals Provide mental health support and promote wellness Help you to access appropriate community resources or groups Offer support in caring for your baby as required Assist with pregnancy and birth planning support Liaise and work with your clinical team and other agencies you chose to be involved Maintain your rights and dignity at all times The respite service is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our registered health professionals and experienced staff work alongside our mothers in our spacious home in Te Atatu which is well resourced. We provide a relaxing environment that promotes wellness and recovery and fosters attachment between mothers and their babies. We recognize that you drive your own recovery and our approach is based on helping you to identify and utilise your strengths. He Kākano Ora staff will also respect your cultural needs and ensure that you are in a safe environment that you can enjoy. Should you have any further questions or interest in the service we provide please contact the WALSH Trust team on ph. 09 836 1401.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Our referrals come from maternal mental health services in the Waitemata DHB and Auckland DHB areas.

Description

He Kākano Ora (‘seeds for life’) offers  residential respite support for mothers to recover from mental health difficulties between the first trimester of pregnancy through to their baby turning one year of age.  We also offer support to families in their homes.

At He Kākano Ora we can:

  • Support you with your individual goals
  • Provide mental health support and promote wellness
  • Help you to access appropriate community resources or groups
  • Offer support in caring for your baby as required
  • Assist with pregnancy and birth planning support
  • Liaise and work with your clinical team and other agencies you chose to be involved
  • Maintain your rights and dignity at all times

The respite service is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our registered health professionals and experienced staff work alongside our mothers in our spacious home in Te Atatu which is well resourced. We provide a relaxing environment that promotes wellness and recovery and fosters attachment between mothers and their babies. We recognize that you drive your own recovery and our approach is based on helping you to identify and utilise your strengths. He Kākano Ora staff will also respect your cultural needs and ensure that you are in a safe environment that you can enjoy.

Should you have any further questions or interest in the service we provide please contact the WALSH Trust team on ph. 09 836 1401.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Public Transport

Within walking distance to Henderson Rail Station.

For public transport information visit www.at.govt.nz

Contact Details

8 Hickory Avenue
Henderson
Auckland 0612

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Street Address

8 Hickory Avenue
Henderson
Auckland 0612

Postal Address

PO Box 21865
Henderson
Auckland 0650

This page was last updated at 3:15PM on April 11, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by WALSH trust (West Auckland Living Skills Trust).