There is a small dedicated Maori Mental Health team within the Community Mental Health Services who are part of the Mobile Community Team. They are qualified and experienced clinicians who culturally assess and consider intervention pathways for Maori who are over the age of 18 years with severe psychiatric conditions.

Referrals are made by general practitioners, self, hospital, community agencies, and family or friends with the client’s permission.

Community Mental Health, Nelson

Braemar Campus
Nelson Hospital
Phone: 0800 776 364
Fax: (03) 546 1509
Hours: 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
After hours emergency phone: (03) 546 1800

Witherlea Community Mental Health, Blenheim

Wairau Hospital
Blenheim (located at the Emergency entrance off Hospital Road)
Phone: (03) 520 9907
Fax: (03) 520 2048
After hours emergency phone is (03) 520 9999.