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Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation (WBOPPHO) - Mental Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Social Work

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types


Referral Process

Referrals are through a WBOPPHO general practice.


Our Social Workers can support people, aged 12 and over, with mild – moderate depression and/or anxiety or situational stress that is being made worse by social issues such as housing or accommodation, employment or unemployment, financial stress, family relationships or alcohol and substance use issues.

The objective of the Social Worker is to improve mental health and well-being by providing a brief intervention to relieve the symptoms of psychosocial distress caused by external stressors.

The Social Worker can apply a range of therapeutic options to improve a person’s mental health using a strengths based approach and taking the needs of the whole person into consideration.

The Social Worker can also support people to link with other specialised agencies such as for housing, employment, financial assistance and family relationships, and assist with the referral process.

Contact Details

87 1st Avenue, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

87 1st Avenue
Bay of Plenty 3110

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Street Address

87 1st Avenue
Bay of Plenty 3110

Postal Address

PO Box 13225
Tauranga Central
Tauranga 3141

This page was last updated at 12:02PM on June 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation (WBOPPHO) - Mental Health Services.