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Northland DHB Mental Health

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Urgent Referrals - Crisis Service Contact Numbers
If there is someone in imminent danger call the police on 111
Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm:
Whangarei: ph (09) 430 4101 ext 3537
Kaipara District: ph (09) 439 3330 ext 6701
Far North District: ph (09) 408 0010 ext 4720/4749
Mid North District: ph (09) 430 4101 ext 5871
Weekends and after hours:
Ph 0800 223 371
  • Crisis Service
    For people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and are considered a danger to themselves or others.
  • Inpatient Unit
    Tumanako - a 25 bed unit inpatient facility and He Manu Pae, a 5 bed sub acute unit. Adults, youth and older people utilise the unit when acutely unwell.
  • Adult Community Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drug Teams
    This service provides community based assessment and treatment services to people, including those presenting with alcohol and drug issues, through both community follow-up and outpatient clinics. This service also provides the crisis response for mental health, dual diagnosis and clinical rehabilitation.
  • Te Roopu Whitiora - Adult Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Service
    This service provides community based assessment and treatment for Maori clients with mental illness, based on the principles of whanaungatanga.
  • Te Roopu Kimiora - Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service
    This is a community based assessment and treatment service for Child and Youth. This service also now encompasses dual diagnosis and Alcohol and Drug services for youth.
  • Psychiatry for Older Persons Service (POPS)
    This service is available to people over the age of 65 years. As well as a small community based assessment and treatment service, the service also has funding to purchase crisis respite services from NGO providers. Due to the size of the team, it is managed regionally.
  • Intensive Community Team
    This service provides assertive community outreach to clients identified as at high risk, primarily due to reluctance to engage in mental health treatment. The majority of clients were previously high users of adult mental health services. This is a regional service.
  • Early Psychosis Intervention Service 
    This service provides support and treatment to people between the ages of 13 and 25 who are experiencing a “first psychotic episode”.

Common Conditions

  • 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

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Please click here to view the Northland DHB Alcohol and Drug Service information. More

  • Anxiety Disorders

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

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:14PM on November 14, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health.