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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

FirstCare

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Wellington, North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa, West Auckland, Hutt, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Process

Referrals are predominantly made through Oranga Tamariki as well as via the Gateways assessment for families/whānau with issues that are likely to escalate but do not meet the criteria for access to specialist mental health services. The intervention supports parents and families/whānau and ensures that children can maintain stability in their living arrangements.

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Description

FirstCare is a primary mental health early intervention for infants, children and their families/whānau. It incorporates Incredible Years, Triple P (2 levels), and trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as options to meet individual needs. Referrals are made via the Gateways assessment for families/whānau with issues that are likely to escalate but do not meet the criteria for access to specialist mental health services. The intervention supports parents and families/whānau and ensures that children can maintain stability in their living arrangements.

  • Incredible Years is a service in which parents and children learn strategies with and from other parents in a group. Through First Care, we offer this service, on a case by case basis, at the family/whanua home in order to reach out to families for whom group attendance is challenging.
    Who is it for?
    Families with children aged 2-12
  • Triple P (The Positive Parenting Programme) offers clear and simple strategies to turn problems around and to prevent new problems from developing.
    Who is it for?
    Families with children aged 0-16

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a trauma-informed individual intervention.
    Who is it for?
    Children and young people referred by Gateway health and education assessments via Oranga Tamariki.

This service operates in Auckland, Capital Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, and Bay of Plenty.

Contact Details

42 Vestey Drive, Mount Wellington, Auckland

Central Auckland

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100 Morrinsville Road, Hamilton

Waikato

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401 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

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This page was last updated at 2:43PM on July 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Youth Horizons.