Te Whare Mahana’s Community Mental Health (CMH) service evolved out of the specific needs of the Golden Bay community and works in conjunction with local GPs, visiting specialists, and other agencies. We assist local people towards achieving wellness and independence in their lives in the short or long term.
According to the Like Minds, Like Mine website – 47% of New Zealanders will experience mental illness or distress in their lifetimes. Our multi-disciplinary team of mental health clinicians have backgrounds in social work, psychology, nursing and education, and provide ongoing community support to local clients and family/whānau with specifically identified mental health needs. Our work includes assessments, education and intervention where required.
Community Mental Health acts as the 24/7 Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (03) 525 7647 for Golden Bay, often working in conjunction with Golden Bay Community Health and local Police to provide support to both client and family/whānau in crisis.