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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.

Referral Expectations

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

    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

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

Visiting Hours

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/ whānau 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.

Contact Details

27 Sutherland Road
Point Chevalier

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27 Sutherland Road
Point Chevalier

This page was last updated at 9:07AM on April 21, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre (BRC).