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Whanganui DHB - Community Mental Health Service (CMH)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Whanganui Hospital


Community Mental Health staff are based at Whanganui Hospital campus and Rangitikei, Taihape and Waimarino health centres.


Community Mental Health Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Community based, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders, Maternal mental health – clinical teams, Respite



Age Groups

Adult, Older Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are made through the triage nurse at Community Mental Health. Phone (06) 348 1207.

100 Heads Road, Private Bag 3003, Whanganui 4540.


Our Community Mental Health Service works with adults who have severe mental health issues. People who use the CMH service have assessment, planning, treatment and reviews with an allocated key worker and/or a doctor. Some service users are with the service for a short period of time (a couple of appointments), while some can stay in the service for more than two years.

Key CMH staff work alongside the service user, and their family, in their own home or at the CMH offices to educate them and support their recovery. This may include providing information on medication, illnesses, community living and options.  CMH staff also liaise with any other services involved in a patient’s recovery such as the GP and /or a community agency.

Our Community Mental Health Service also works with mothers during their pregnancy or after birth.


Whanganui Hospital

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For crisis assistance outside these hours, please call the MHAHT team on 0800 653 358.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


There are no costs for services for citizens or residents of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


All WDHB Mental Health and Addiction Services have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals who work together with the service user and their family to ensure they receive integrated care to help with their recovery and discharge.

The WDHB has kaumātua and kuia available to provide cultural support to patients/service users/tangata whaiora and their whānau, if required.


Contact Details

Whanganui Hospital


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7 Blackwell Street, Marton


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3 Hospital Road, Taihape


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38 Seddon Street, Raetihi


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This page was last updated at 1:48PM on December 19, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui DHB - Community Mental Health Service (CMH).