Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre (BRC)
Public Service, Mental Health
The Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre is a specialist 40-bed mental health, recovery focused, rehabilitation service which provides assessment, treatment and intensive rehabilitation combined with a high level of clinical support in a safe environment.
It is most suitable for people with persistent, active mental health symptoms and disabilities who have the potential to benefit from intensive rehabilitation.
BRC accepts referrals for people aged between 18 and 65 years however the majority of people are aged between 20 and 30 years.
To be referred to BRC you must live within the Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland) and Waitemata District Health Board (West and North Auckland) areas.
The average length of stay is around one year although this is variable depending on individual circumstances.
Referrals are accepted from other Mental Health Services only. Your GP is not able to refer you to the BRC and you are not able to self-refer.
Procedures / Treatments
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability.… More
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More
Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More
We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More
Visiting hours are by arrangement with individual clients and their care team. Every attempt is made to provide a flexible approach that meets the needs of clients and their family/ whanau whilst not compromising engagement in the clinical and therapeutic programme.
There is ample free parking on site and on surrounding streets. There is a disabled parking space at the entrance of BRC.
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This page was last updated at 12:11PM on September 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre (BRC).