Services in Nelson and Tasman

Nikau House (Te Whare Nikau)

Nikau House provides an extensive peer-support day programme, and employment support services for adults.

If you are interested in joining Nikau House, ask your healthcare provider (eg a care manager or psychiatrist) about the referral process.


Kotuku House

Kotuku House is a house in rural Tasman where people who are experiencing an emotional or mental crisis can stay for up to two weeks as an alternative to hospitalisation. A peer support worker sleeps overnight at the house.

Self-referral to Kotuku House is an option. Your mental health services case manager can also refer you. Eligibility criteria apply.

Refer to this website for more information

 

The Shed

The Shed is a day activity centre in Motueka that has close links with Te Awhina marae.

Referrals to this service are made by a GP (doctor) or mental healthcare provider.

Refer to this webpage for more information.

 

The White House

The White House in Nelson is a peer-led day support service managed and staffed by its members with the assistance of a support manager. It offers members a safe and supportive place to belong, activities, employment and training opportunities, meals, computer and phone, TV and games.

Self-referrals can be made by people who have used, or who are currently using, mental health services

Refer to this webpage for more information.

 

Gateway Housing Trust

The Gateway Housing Trust provides individual support and rehabilitation services for those who are living independently but not necessarily alone, in the community. Referrals are made through Nelson Marlborough Health adult mental health services.

Refer to this website for more information.

 

Magenta Creative Space

This is an art studio in Nelson run by a charitable trust.

Referrals are not required: Visit at Suite 1, Rutherford Mews in Nelson or phone (03) 545 8498

 

Kaupapa Maori community support

Te Piki Oranga provides a range of mental health services, including community support services, in Nelson and Motueka.

Refer to their website for more detail and referral information.

 

Te Ara Mahi employment and training support

Te Ara Mahi is a specialist training and employment agency for people who use mental health services.

Refer to their website for referral and contact details.

 

Supporting Families peer support and advocacy services

Supporting Families provides free support for families, whanau and carers of people with mental illness.

 

Compass peer support and advocacy services

Operated through the Health Action Trust, Compass provides community mental health peer advocacy and support services.  

Refer to their website for contact details.

 

Services in Golden Bay

Whare Mahana Trust

The Whare Mahana Trust in Golden Bay provides home-based support services, respite accommodation and advocacy services

Self-referral is an option for some services, or Te Whare Mahana Trust community mental healthcare providers.

Refer to this website for more information.

 

Te Ara Mahi employment and training support

Te Ara Mahi is a specialist training and employment agency for people who use mental health services.

Refer to their website for referral and contact details.

 

Supporting Families peer support and advocacy services

Supporting Families provides free support for families, whanau and carers of people with mental illness.

Services in Marlborough

Hapai te Ora respite service

Hapai Te Ora is a house in a quiet part of Blenheim where people can stay for ‘time out’ from their own home or when they need extra support. The house is staffed 24 hours a day.

Referrals to this service are made by Nelson Marlborough Health's Marlborough Mental Health Service team (formerly called 'Witherlea').

Refer to this website for more information.

 

CARE Marlborough

Consumers Assisting Recovery Everyday (CARE) Marlborough is a peer-led day programme designed to improve life skills and overcome isolation. It provides opportunities for recreation, socialisation and a meeting place to share common experiences.  

Referrals to this service are made by GPs (doctors) or mental healthcare providers.

 

Emerge Aotearoa

Emerge Aotearoa provides home-based support services to assist people to live independently in their community.

Community support workers visit people in their homes, with oversight by Nelson Marlborough Health's Marlborough Mental Health Service team (formerly called 'Witherlea').

Referral to Emerge Aotearoa services is made through specialist or community mental healthcare services.

Refer to this website for more information.

 

Kaupapa Maori community support

Te Piki Oranga provides a range of mental health services, including community support services, in Blenheim.

Refer to their website for more detail and referral information.

 

Te Ara Mahi employment and training support

Te Ara Mahi is a specialist training and employment agency for people who use mental health services.

Refer to their website for referral and contact details.

 

Supporting Families peer support and advocacy services

Supporting Families provides free support for families, whanau and carers of people with mental illness.

New Provider of Integrated and Responsive Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Support Services in Nelson Marlborough

 

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has contracted Pathways to provide mental health residential and community support services in the district.      Pathways logo web3

Pathways has been providing community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout New Zealand for 30 years.    

Pathways will establish a base and staffing in the community from October 2019 and begin delivering services in the region from 1 February 2020.

The new service model follows best-practice evidence, which highlights the benefits to people of living as independently as they are able.  It also aligns with the outcomes of the Government’s response to ‘He Ara Oranga – The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction’.

What does this mean for consumers?

People who are currently receiving community support or housing based support from Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS), Gateway Housing Trust and Emerge Aotearoa will be transitioned to receive support from Pathways from February 2020 onwards.

NMH and Pathways will actively involve people using services and their families in planning and delivering their care.

Everyone will continue to receive the care they need. Eligibility for services will not change.

Transition and communications

A project group will be established to oversee the transition, made up of NMH and Pathways staff, existing providers and clinical, community and peer representatives to develop a detailed plan for the transition of services.
Pathways will connect with all consumers and support workers affected by this change. 
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