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Youth Addictions and Mental Health Alliance (YAMHA)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

The Youth Addictions and Mental Health Alliance (YAMHA) came together to provide clinical leadership across the Canterbury DHB- funded teams providing child and youth mental health and addictions services within the community. 

Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) is a working group initiative, within YAMHA, made up of CAF Services, Odyssey House (Christchurch), Stepping Stone Trust and Pegasus Health. CYMHS aims to increase community access, establish a coordination role and gather information about needs for youth mental health services in Canterbury.

YAMHA members also includes: St John of God Waipuna, PuraPura WhetuCommunity Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust,  Christchurch PHO, Christchurch City Mission, CDHB CAFLink, CDHB Schools’ Mental Health Team and CDHB Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi

Charges

This is a Canterbury DHB funded service.

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Assistance outside these hours is by appointment only.

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).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

YAMHA Community Youth Facilitator

The Community Youth Facilitators work alongside young people aged 13 to 18 and their families that are struggling with mild to moderate mental health issues and/or alcohol or addiction issues. Their services include but are not limited to: Working collaboratively to increase community access for Young People Providing screening, assessment, and interventions Facilitating access to other services as required Motivating Young People to access the appropriate services that will benefit their wellbeing Read about this service here.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Process

Access to this service is via referral by a YAMHA member organisation. These include:

Description

The Community Youth Facilitators work alongside young people aged 13 to 18 and their families  that are struggling with mild to moderate mental health issues and/or alcohol or addiction issues. Their services include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively to increase community access for Young People
  • Providing screening, assessment, and interventions
  • Facilitating access to other services as required
  • Motivating Young People to access the appropriate services that will benefit their wellbeing

Read about this service here.

Manu Ka Rere - formerly known as Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)

Manu Ka Rere is a free service for young people aged 13-24 who are seeking support for their wellbeing. We offer face to face counselling sessions, group work, group work therapy, education and other activities. This is a collboration between Odyssey House Trust Christchurch, Stepping Stone, PuraPura Whetu, Wellbeing North Canterbury, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service, 298 Youth Health Centre, City Mission & Waipuna, who work collectively to deliver this service.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to this service is via self referral or other person (e.g. GP, counsellor or parent) by phone or using the referral form on the website www.manukarere.co.nz

Description

Manu Ka Rere is a free service for young people aged 13-24 who are seeking support for their wellbeing. We offer face to face counselling sessions, group work, group work therapy, education and other activities.

This is a collboration between Odyssey House Trust Christchurch, Stepping Stone, PuraPura Whetu, Wellbeing North Canterbury, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service, 298 Youth Health Centre, City Mission & Waipuna, who work collectively to deliver this service.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

98 Greers Road
Burnside
Christchurch
Canterbury 8053

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Street Address

98 Greers Road
Burnside
Christchurch
Canterbury 8053

Postal Address

PO Box 34009

This page was last updated at 9:14AM on December 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Youth Addictions and Mental Health Alliance (YAMHA).