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Yellow Brick Road - Nelson

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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83A Buxton Square, Nelson

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Motueka Community House, Decks Reserve, Motueka

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We support families and whānau to navigate through mental health services and agencies to get the help they and their family member need.  We provide face to face and telephone support, peer support groups, educational programmes for children, and self care strategies for families and whānau. 

Our service extends from Murchison to Motueka and Golden Bay, Richmond to Nelson and as far as Rai Valley.

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

All our services are free and completely confidential.

Hours

83A Buxton Square, Nelson

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Nelson Anniversary (3 Feb), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Motueka Community House, Decks Reserve, Motueka

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Tue 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Our Motueka Family whānau support worker also visits Golden Bay regularly (appointments necessary).

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Nelson Anniversary (3 Feb), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), English

Programmes

Support, Education, Information and Advocacy

We are here to provide information and education about mental illness, and to help family and whānau safely navigate their way through mental health services to get the support they need. It does not matter if your family member does not have a current clinical diagnosis, or wants to accept support for themselves. Parents, partners, siblings, children and friends can all have different questions about what is happening, and need different kinds of support and information. Our services are: Free Mobile Independent Confidential Cover the Nelson/Tasman area with offices located in Nelson and Motueka We can arrange a time and place to meet that suits you. In addition to our family support services, we support an initiative to advocate for children and young people affected by parental mental health and addiction issues.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Eating disorders

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We accept referrals from anyone seeking support for a family/whānau who has a family member with a mental illness or addiction.    www.yellowbrickroad.org.nz 

Description

We are here to provide information and education about mental illness, and to help family and whānau safely navigate their way through mental health services to get the support they need.

It does not matter if your family member does not have a current clinical diagnosis, or wants to accept support for themselves.

Parents, partners, siblings, children and friends can all have different questions about what is happening, and need different kinds of support and information.

Our services are:

  • Free
  • Mobile
  • Independent
  • Confidential
  • Cover the Nelson/Tasman area with offices located in Nelson and Motueka

We can arrange a time and place to meet that suits you. 

In addition to our family support services, we support an initiative to advocate for children and young people affected by parental mental health and addiction issues. 

Family/Whanau Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Group for those who support someone living with bipolar disorder Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne.@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information. Carers Support Group for those who support someone living with a mental illness and/or addiction Meets monthly at Motueka Community House Please contact Jeannette on 027 528 7790 or motueka@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information. Peer Support Group for Mothers supporting/caring for their young person who has a mental illness Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information. Education and Peer Support group for families and whānau of people who have Emotional Dysregulation Disorders Group sessions run over 6 weeks and we run 2 groups per year, subject to numbers. Please call Deanne 03 546 6090 or email deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

For more information on family whānau support groups please contact: 

03 546 6090 or 027 546 6010 or email and in Tasman email

Description

Peer Support Group for those who support someone living with bipolar disorder
Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne.@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information.

Carers Support Group for those who support someone living with a mental illness and/or addiction
Meets monthly at Motueka Community House
Please contact Jeannette on 027 528 7790 or motueka@yellowbrickroad.org.nz  for more information.

Peer Support Group for Mothers supporting/caring for their young person who has a mental illness
Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information.

Education and Peer Support group for families and whānau of people who have Emotional Dysregulation Disorders

Group sessions run over 6 weeks and we run 2 groups per year, subject to numbers.  Please call Deanne 03 546 6090 or email deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz

Children Understanding Mental Illness (CUMI)

We provide a children's educational and resilience building programme about mental illness for children 6- 12 years who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness/addiction. Programme consists of 5 sessions run weekly for one hour. Children usually attend with a trusted adult from their family or whānau.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz for more information.

Description

We provide a children's educational and resilience building programme about mental illness for children 6- 12 years who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness/addiction. Programme consists of 5 sessions run weekly for one hour. Children usually attend with a trusted adult from their family or whānau.  

About Mental Illness - Rangatahi Programme

A five session educational programme for young people aged 12-16 years who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness and/or addiction.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact Deanne on 03 546 6090 or deanne@yellowbrickroad.org.nz  for more information.

Description

A five session educational programme for young people aged 12-16 years who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness and/or addiction.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone

Document Downloads

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    A guide to our services in Nelson

Parking

Plenty of parking is available at both locations.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:12AM on March 27, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Yellow Brick Road - Nelson.