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WellSouth - Mental Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

We are WellSouth Primary Health Network. WellSouth is the local primary health organisation for Otago and Southland.

Please see below for the Mental Health services available or see the WellSouth website for information about all other health services.

Programmes

Primary Mental Health Brief Intervention Service (BIS)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

GP

Referral Process

This service is available to those people eligible for NZ health care and 20 years of age and over.  Generally people are referred by their general practice health care team.…

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Description

WellSouth's Primary Mental Health Brief Intervention Service (BIS) provides support and assistance to people experiencing concerns related to their mental well-being. 

Issues most appropriate for the BIS are:

  • Symptoms of…

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Former Refugee Mental Health

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Refugee / migrant

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

GP

Referral Process

Referrals must come via your GP.

For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Hennephof
Phone: 021 410 152
Email: Rebecca.Hennephof@wellsouth.org.nz

Description

WellSouth provides a single point of entry for former refugees in the Dunedin and Invercargill areas to access mental health support.

GP referrals are triaged centrally by WellSouth in order…

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Corrections Improving Mental Health Service (IMH) – Prison

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Forensic

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Corrections

Referral Process

Eligibility:
People in Otago Corrections Facility or Invercargill Prison with mild to moderate mental health disorders

Referral:
Referral can be made by Corrections staff via an online referral process. Informed…

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Description

The IMH – In Reach service aim to address the mental health needs of clients to improve the clients mental health, support participation in rehabilitation activities and facilitate reduction of offending.…

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Corrections Improving Mental Health Service (IMH) – Community Corrections

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Forensic

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Corrections

Referral Process

Eligibility:
People serving Community based sentences excluding Community work sentences who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This service for those serving through Community Probation Central or Community…

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Description

The IMH – Out Reach service aim to address mental health needs to support participation in rehabilitation activities and facilitate reduction of offending. IMH clinicians provide comprehensive assessment, treatment plan and…

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Corrections Improving Mental Health Service (IMH) – Whanau Wraparound Support

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Forensic

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Corrections

Referral Process

Eligibility:
This service is for whanau/family of offenders who are engage with an IMH service, either in prison or in community probation through Community Corrections Dunedin Central and South.

Referral…

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Description

Provides support to the families/whanau of offenders who are engaged in mental health services during their imprisonment or while serving a sentence or order in the community.

Holistic assessment with…

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Suicide Prevention

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Training - mental health

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Description

WellSouth Suicide Prevention Co-ordinators facilitate a collaborative approach, alongside suicide postvention groups and community agencies, to address and reduce the risk of suicide in the Southern region.

WellSouth Co-ordinators provide…

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This page was last updated at 11:49AM on February 24, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by WellSouth - Mental Health Services.