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Whanganui Community Living Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Supporting individuals who experience mental health related issues, enabling full and active participation within the community.


Home-Based Community Mental Health Support

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made directly; through a GP or health clinic; or through Whanganui DHB Community Mental Health and Addiction services.


The Whanganui Community Living Trust is a registered charity, established in 1992. We support people who experience mental health related issues. We are locally governed and have a range of support services covering urban Whanganui and Marton.

All current services are home-based (i.e. provided at a person's own home) and our support workers are all mobile, to assist with transport if necessary.

The Trust believes people with experience of mental illness are entitled to the same human rights protection as any other person. Supporting full and active participation within the community is part of our approach to enabling self-management and self-determination for people.

Recognising that there is no 'one size fits all' solutions to individual support needs, we co-operate and collaborate closely with many others within the health and disability sector to find workable options for people.


Ross Gibbs - Clinical Team Leader 

Tie Scown- Trust Manager 


All our services are available at no cost to the service user, as we are contracted through the Whanganui DHB.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

While some services continue daily, the office is closed on statutory holidays and weekends.

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Open 24 Dec (8:00 AM – 11:00 AM). Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

Contact Details

Community House
Room 203
60 Ridgway Street
Manawatu-Wanganui 4500

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Community House
Room 203
60 Ridgway Street
Manawatu-Wanganui 4500

This page was last updated at 3:15PM on August 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui Community Living Trust.