Mason Clinic Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services
Public Service, Mental Health
Mason Clinic Services
Inpatient services are supported by a Court Liaison Team and a Forensic Prison Team at the entry end and a Forensic Community Liaison Team for patients who return to the community.
Newly admitted patients normally start in the Acute Units: Kauri or Totara. Some patients return to prison after assessment and treatment, a few to the community, while others move through Rata Unit which is sub-acute and/or the Rehabilitation Units; Kahikatea, Te Papakainga o Tāne Whakapirpiri and Rimu. A Kaupapa Māori rehabilitation unit - Te Aka takes patients who have chosen a recovery pathway that embraces Māori values and concepts. We also provide an inpatient service for offenders with an intellectual disability.
Chaplaincy services are based at the Kowhai building and are available to all patients, their relatives/whānau/support persons and staff to:
- provide pastoral care, spiritual support, leadership and guidance on the basis of need rather than religious affiliation or none.
- to address the spiritual, emotional and pastoral needs of patients, whānau/families and staff.
- to provide services of worship.
- to facilitate referrals to to other religious groups on request.