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Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Wairarapa)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We support families/whānau who have a family member affected by mental health challenges.  We also provide a suite of support for tangata whaiora/clientele including programmes, advocacy, education, a vocational service and hapū mama group.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Child / Tamariki, Older adult / Kaumātua

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our office hours are Monday to Friday:
10:00am to 3:00pm to the public
9:00am to 5:00pm by appointment

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Programmes

Family/Whānau Support - Advocacy

We can provide advocacy for you and your family/whānau at appointments with agencies working with your family member or friend. Support and information on mental illness Mental health recovery and self-care Care and Crisis Management The Privacy and Mental Health Acts Consumer rights, family rights and other related subjects The latest research into mental illness via our internet

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - gambling, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Disability support, Eating disorders

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

If you are concerned about someone's mental health and want some support you can

  • Call us or drop in
  • Ask your GP or other health professional to refer you

You are welcome to bring a family/whānau member for support.

We can meet with you, your family, whānau and friends at your place or ours.

Description

We can provide advocacy for you and your family/whānau at appointments with agencies working with your family member or friend.

  • Support and information on mental illness
  • Mental health recovery and self-care
  • Care and Crisis Management
  • The Privacy and Mental Health Acts
  • Consumer rights, family rights and other related subjects
  • The latest research into mental illness via our internet
Family/Whānau Support - Support Groups

Support groups for family, whānau and carers meet bi-monthly providing opportunities to meet others who are experiencing similar situations. Our groups promote peer support and social networking allowing families/whānau to share their stories.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - gambling, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Disability support, Eating disorders

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

If you are concerned about someone's mental health and want some support you can

  • Call us or drop in
  • Ask your GP or other health professional to refer you

You are welcome to bring a family/whānau member for support.

We can meet with you, your family, whānau and friends at your place or ours.

Description

Support groups for family, whānau and carers meet bi-monthly providing opportunities to meet others who are experiencing similar situations. Our groups promote peer support and social networking allowing families/whānau to share their stories.

Community Education

We provide community education and we can tailor this around mental health issues to meet your groups' needs.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support, Supported employment

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your training needs.

Description

We provide community education and we can tailor this around mental health issues to meet your groups' needs.

Vocational Services

How We Help: By developing an individual plan based on your needs and goals and working with you to achieve your goals Assisting you to access relevant work experience Assisting you to transition from school to work Developing or updating a curriculum vitae (CV) By supporting you into employment, voluntary work or social/sporting activities By supporting you into further education or training Help To Access The Following: Paid employment Voluntary Work Employment Workshops Further Education Training Programmes Job Vacancies Community Service Worksites Via Internet

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Any person who has experienced any disability and/or mental health issues can use this service.

Self referrals are welcome.

Description

How We Help:

  • By developing an individual plan based on your needs and goals and working with you to achieve your goals
  • Assisting you to access relevant work experience
  • Assisting you to transition from school to work
  • Developing or updating a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • By supporting you into employment, voluntary work or social/sporting activities
  • By supporting you into further education or training

Help To Access The Following:

  • Paid employment
  • Voluntary Work
  • Employment Workshops
  • Further Education
  • Training Programmes
  • Job Vacancies
  • Community Service
  • Worksites Via Internet
Resource Centre

Our Resource Information and Support Centre is a welcoming place where you can access a wide range of information and resources. Our Resource Centre also has Peer to Peer Support Groups and a Volunteer Programme. Mental health, addictions, disabilities and related disorders resources Internet access to mental health information and to update c.v.'s, apply for jobs online etc Social service agencies in the Wairarapa region DVD's on mental health Access to government services information Access to educational and training course information Facilities for students doing mental health research or studies Information on legal issues, human rights and privacy, health and disability Information in Te Reo and some Pacific Island languages Broad variety of pamphlets on all forms of healthcare Peer To Peer Support Groups: Groups for men and women where you help yourself to get things back on track by learning to: Build self esteem, assertiveness Identify and develop coping skills Change negative thoughts to positive ones Members and Friends: Meet new people, make new friends. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Supporting Families at 10:30am for a shared morning tea and to hear a guest speaker. Volunteer Programme: Provides support to develop confidence and new skills Supports personal development Offers a variety of learning opportunities Prepares volunteers to re-enter the workforce or other community participation Creates a work profile for CVs

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - addictions (AOD), Helpline / self-help - gambling, Helpline / self-help - mental health, Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - gambling, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Disability support, Supported employment

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Open to all and operated by a pool of volunteers.

Open Monday - Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm.

Description

Our Resource Information and Support Centre is a welcoming place where you can access a wide range of information and resources. Our Resource Centre also has Peer to Peer Support Groups and a Volunteer Programme.

  • Mental health, addictions, disabilities and related disorders resources
  • Internet access to mental health information and to update c.v.'s, apply for jobs online etc
  • Social service agencies in the Wairarapa region
  • DVD's on mental health
  • Access to government services information
  • Access to educational and training course information
  • Facilities for students doing mental health research or studies
  • Information on legal issues, human rights and privacy, health and disability
  • Information in Te Reo and some Pacific Island languages
  • Broad variety of pamphlets on all forms of healthcare

Peer To Peer Support Groups:

Groups for men and women where you help yourself to get things back on track by learning to:

  • Build self esteem, assertiveness
  • Identify and develop coping skills
  • Change negative thoughts to positive ones

Members and Friends:

Meet new people, make new friends. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Supporting Families at 10:30am for a shared morning tea and to hear a guest speaker.

Volunteer Programme:

  • Provides support to develop confidence and new skills
  • Supports personal development
  • Offers a variety of learning opportunities
  • Prepares volunteers to re-enter the workforce or other community participation
  • Creates a work profile for CVs
WAVES - A Bereaved by Suicide Programme

Waves is an 8 week grief education programme for adults 17+ who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know. This program is confidential and free of charge.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Contact us for more information and details on when the next group will start. Email: admin@sfwai.org.nz.

Description

Waves is an 8 week grief education programme for adults 17+ who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know.

This program is confidential and free of charge.

Children Understanding Mental Health and Addiction

This is a programme for children who are living with an adult who has a mental illness. It will help them build resilience and learn problem solving skills. The programme is aimed at primary school children (7-11 year olds) and is designed to help children come to terms with a family/whānau member with mental health and/or addiction issues by sharing experiences and increasing understanding in a no blame environment. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend the last session, which is a celebration of the children’s time and learning in the programme.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Wairarapa

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

For more information contact us on 06 377-3081 or email admin@sfwai.org.nz.

Description

This is a programme for children who are living with an adult who has a mental illness. It will help them build resilience and learn problem solving skills.

The programme is aimed at primary school children  (7-11 year olds) and is designed to help children come to terms with a family/whānau member with mental health and/or addiction issues by sharing experiences and increasing understanding in a no blame environment. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend the last session, which is a celebration of the children’s time and learning in the programme.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone

Parking

Please note, parking outside our premises is limited to 30 minutes. There is all day parking available across the road.

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

323 Queen Street
Masterton 5810

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Street Address

323 Queen Street
Masterton 5810

This page was last updated at 3:10PM on October 12, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Wairarapa).