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Family/Whānau Support

Family and whānau need access to services that support and enhance their well-being.  Our service can recognise and build on the resilience of the family/whanau, understand and affirm their experience of supporting someone with a mental illness or addiction, and provide information, advocacy, and support.  Support for children, Māori and Pasifika whānau available.

Our service is: 

  • Free to use

  • Recovery-focused

  • Available to people of all ages

  • Respectful of your privacy

  • Mobile

What we provide: 
  • Face to face and telephone support

  • Information about mental illness, addictions, and treatment options

  • Support with communications and understanding family dynamics

  • Encouragement and support to develop coping and self-care strategies

  • Liaison with Mental Health and Community Services

  • Advocacy with all services and agencies

  • Specialist support for children

  • Family/whānau support groups

Contact Us:
To access our service, please phone 04 499 1049 and ask to speak to our family/whānau coordinator. 
DHBs and Community Agencies are welcome to refer with the families consent.
Alternatively you can email: