Mental Health & Addictions Service
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support
Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki, North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Lakes, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, West Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi
To make a referral for our FFT service, our referral form (below) must be completed by an Oranga Tamariki (OT) social worker.
Who is it for?
Young people aged 10-17 who have significant behavioural challenges and/or mental health problems.
- Referral Form (PDF, 353.3 KB)
To be completed by an Oranga Tamariki (OT) social worker only.
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Functional Family Therapy (FFT) therapists provide a family intervention of approximately 3-6 months, typically for one hour per week, with young people and their family/whānau. These young people and their family/whānau have been identified as needing family therapy for conduct problems or other behavioural or mental health concerns by Oranga Tamariki. In the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, FFT can also be accessed via the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This evidenced-based therapy is delivered in the home environment.
This service operates in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Rotorua, Taupō, Bay of Plenty, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Napier, and the Lower South Island.
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This page was last updated at 10:11AM on August 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Youth Horizons.