Adult

For persons aged 18 and over requiring crisis or urgent assessment and treatment please contact:

Nelson – Mobile Community Team (MCT)

The Mobile Community Team (MCT) provides:

  • a 24 hour emergency mental health service
  • crisis assessment and short term follow up
  • crisis calls or referrals will be triaged and followed up by the on-call crisis workers, or referred to the most appropriate service.

The MCT covers the Nelson region from Rai Valley to Korere to Riwaka.

Contact details

Single Point of Entry (SPOE)
Phone: (03) 546 1587 or 0800 776 364
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Fax: (03) 546 1509
After Hours: Phone Nelson Hospital (03) 546 1800 and ask for the on-call crisis staff

Marlborough – Witherlea Community Team

The Community Mental Health team provides a 24 hour crisis and mental health service which includes:

  • Phone triage of referrals
  • advice and guidance on mental health needs and services in the community
  • where appropriate, provide and facilitate crisis assessments and short term follow up.

The Witherlea House team covers all of Marlborough, as far as the Clarence River and up to the Lakes and down the Sounds, and as far as Rai Valley.

Locations and contact details

Phone: (03) 520 9907
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Fax: (03) 578 2048
After Hours Contact: Phone Wairau Hospital (03) 520 9999 and ask for the on-call crisis staff

Golden Bay - Te Whare Mahana

Rural Community Mental Health Service

A 24 hour,  7 day a week service for people experiencing a mental health crisis which includes:

  • Assisting the local GPs’s in responding to psychiatric crises
  • linking clients into other mental health services
  • supporting the client and their families and whanau

The service also offers case management for mental health consumers in Golden Bay and includes:

  • follow up in the community
  • wellness maintenance and recovery planning to assist in the management of a mental illness
  • assistance in recovering from the effects of having a mental illness
Locations and contact details

Golden Bay Rural Mental Health Outreach Service
Physical Address:
34 Motupipi Street
Takaka
Golden Bay

Phone: (03) 525 7647
Fax: (03) 525 7133

Email:
Outreach Community Mental Health Services: outreach@twm.org.nz
Te Whare Mahana Inc:twm@twm.org.nz
Website:www.twm.org.nz

Nelson Marlborough – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a regional service for children and youth with serious mental health disorders and suspected psychiatric disorders up to aged l8 years. Particular priority is given to youth at risk of suicide or attempted suicide. CAMHS in this region provides a 24 hour crisis service. This is for instances whereby there is serious concern that a young person is at risk of suicide.

We offer a range of services and best practice interventions for instance Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, (CBT), case management, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), group work and psychopharmacology. Our Multi-disciplinary team  (MDT) is made up of Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers - all trained in a range of treatment methods.

Referral Criteria

Routine referrals for CAMHS come from GPs, community or government agencies, schools and are presented to an intake team meeting daily for consideration. If a referral is appropriate then it is allocated to a case manager as soon as possible. The case manager will make an appointment directly with the family. A case manager or psychologist is appointed according to the needs of the young person or family.

While we strive to balance young people's needs for privacy when issues of self-harm or safety are paramount we ask that you inform parents and caregivers of the reasons for your referral. Consultation and liaison across the sectors and with other community groups will occur when appropriate.

Routine referral issues could include depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis and eating disorders.

Locations and contact details
Nelson
Physical Address:
Haines Building
Waimea Road
Nelson

Postal Address:
Private Bag 18,
Nelson

Hours: Our hours are from 8.30am to 5.00pm - Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays).

Phone: (03) 546 1230 
Fax: (03) 546 1951
After hours emergency phone: (03) 546 1800
Blenheim

Physical Address:
The Hub
22 Queen Street
Blenheim

Postal Address:
Private bag 46
Blenheim

Hours: Our hours are from 8.30am to 5.00pm - Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays).

Phone: (03) 546 1230 
Fax: (03) 546 1951
After hours emergency phone: (03) 546 1800