Community Support and Respite

Nelson: Te Whare Nikau (Nikau House)

Nikau House provides a variety of supports for adults experiencing a mental illness - an extensive day programme, day support and employment support for people experiencing mental illness.

Referral criteria
To attend the Nikau House day programme a referral form will need to be completed by yourself and a clinical person for instance a care manager, psychiatrist, day service etc. Once this is done, an initial assessment will be organised at Nikau House with the Nikau House Co-ordinator or the occupational therapist and a day support person. This is a short and informal interview and you are welcome to bring along a friend, family or whanau member for support. It's an opportunity for you to ask questions and identify what Nikau House groups interest you. If you meet the criteria for acceptance at Nikau you will be allocated a support person to be your in-house contact person for non-clinical issues you may encounter at Nikau House.

Nikau House is funded to provide a service for adults with a primary diagnosis of mental illness. Once the referral is fully processed (referral and assessment completed) you will be informed that you are a member of Nikau House.

 Location and contact details

Physical Address:
88 Selwyn Place, Nelson

Phone: (03) 539 3760
Fax: (03) 546 3196
Email: nikau.house@nmdhb.govt.nz

Hours:
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm.


Nelson Tasman: Kotuku House. A pre and post-acute respite service run by the Health Action Trust

Kotuku House provides a crisis intervention peer support recovery service based in a house in the country and offering beds for up to four people. Kotuku is a place where people who are experiencing an emotional or mental crisis have an alternative to hospitalisation or respite in a private home. It can also be used as a ‘step down’ after hospital admission. People can stay for a maximum of 14 days.

Referral

Self referral (through Compass or on-call Kotuku phone number) and mental health services case manager or Te Whare Mahana (Golden Bay). Eligibility will be determined by an entry interview and a client's willingness to adhere to the house rules and the philosophy of peer support.

 Location and contact details

Upper Moutere
Nelson
Phone: (03) 543 2536
Mobile: 021 548 776
Website: www.healthaction.org.nz


Blenheim: Hapai te Ora. A pre and post-acute respite service run by the Gateway Housing Trust in partnership with SF Marlborough and CARE Marlborough.

Hapai Te Ora is run by, and for, consumers and aims to provide a safe, warm and welcoming place where people who experience mental illness can come for ‘time out’ from their own home or when feeling unwell and needing extra support. The house is staffed 24 hours a day.

Referral

Through Witherlea mental health service, Nelson Marlborough Health.

 Location and contact details

Bythell Street
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 579 1637
Phone: (03) 545 7100
Fax: (03) 579 1638
Phone: (03) 545 900
Email: admin@ght.co.nz

 

Motueka, Tasman: The Shed, a day programme run by the Gateway Housing Trust

The Shed is a day activity centre open three days a week to anyone experiencing mental illness on referral. Activities are planned with input from service users and can include art, outings, walks, barbeques, cooking and shared meals and visits from guest speakers. The Shed has close links with Te Awhina marae.

Access

A referral from a GP or mental health case manager.

 Location and contact details

17 Bishopdale Ave
PO Box 1399
Nelson
CEO
Phone: (03) 545 7100
Fax: (03) 545 9000
Email: admin@ght.co.nz

Website: www.ght.co.nz

 

Marlborough: Day programme run by CARE Marlborough

Consumers Assisting Recovery Everyday (CARE) Marlborough is a peer-led day programme designed to improve life skills and overcome isolation. The support centre provides an informal, comfortable and warm environment that provides opportunities for recreation, socialisation and a meeting place to share common experiences.  It is conducive to empowerment, self-determination and confidence.

Access

Referrals from GPs, community mental health services or mental health community support workers.

 Location and contact details

C.A.R.E. Marlborough, Consumers Assisting Recovery Everyday
26 Percy Street,
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 578 0302
Fax: (03) 578 0302
Mobile: 021 106 4324
Email: caremarlb@xtra.co.nz


Nelson: The White House day programme

This is a consumer-run service to provide mutual support and create a safe environment conducive to empowerment, self determination and confidence for its members.  It operates as a workers' collective where decisions and responsibility for its day to day operation are shared by the members.

The White House offers members a relaxing, friendly, safe and supportive place to belong.  As well as activities and events, the house offers employment and training opportunities, meals, computer and phone, TV, games and more. 

The Health Action Trust works alongside the White House providing managerial and administrative support and guidance on governance, financial control and operational issues.

Access

Members are people who have used, or are currently using mental health services

 Location and contact details

Contact:
The Action Committee

11 Wainui Street,
The Wood
Nelson
Phone: (03) 546 9317
Hours: 10am to 3pm, 7 days a week


Golden Bay: Home-based support services run by the Whare Mahana Trust

Home based support services:

  • promote hope, self advocacy and other aspects of the recovery model
  • provide ongoing support to mental health consumers and their families and whanau in the community
  • support consumers in their recovery
  • support consumers to develop and achieve healthy personal goals
  • encourage consumers to access both their own and community resources
  • promote independence and community integration

Te Whare Mahana also offers consumer advocacy.

 Location and contact details

Golden Bay Rural Mental Health Outreach Service
34 Motupipi Street
Takaka
Golden Bay
Phone: (03)525 7647
Fax (03) 525 7133
Email: twm@twm.org.nz
Website:www.twm.org.nz

 

Marlborough: Home-based support services run by Emerge Aotearoa

Emerge Aotearoa aims to ensure that adequate support systems are in place to assist people to live independently in their community.

They offer a mobile service where community support workers visit people in their homes, and case management from the Witherlea community mental health team (Nelson Marlborough Health).

The service focuses on recovery and components include:

  • goal setting and planning
  • support to access community activities
  • support with household duties, health, education, vocational and WINZ services
  • flexible, culturally sensitive, and respectful support

Access 
 Access to these services is through inpatient services or by referral from a community mental health service.

 Location and contact details

REAP House

Physical Address:
19 George Street
Blenheim

Postal Address:
PO Box 159
Blenheim

Phone: (03) 577 8800
Fax: (03) 577 8813

 

Marlborough: Community support run by the 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 mental health services.

 Location and contact details

17 Bishopdale Ave
PO Box 1399
Nelson
Phone: (03) 545 7100
Fax: (03) 545 9000
Email: admin@ght.co.nz

Website: www.ght.co.nz

 

Nelson Motueka: Community support run by the Gateway Housing Trust

Gateway Housing Trust provides support and rehabilitation services for people who live independently (but not necessarily alone), in the community. Referrals are made through mental health services.

 Location and contact details

17 Bishopdale Ave
PO Box 1399
Nelson
CEO
Phone: (03) 545 7100
Fax: (03) 545 9000
Email: admin@ght.co.nz

Website: www.ght.co.nz


Nelson Tasman  Marlborough: Kaupapa Maori community support run by Te Piki Oranga

Te Piki Oranga provide Kaupapa Maori support and rehabilitation services, facilitation and advocacy on referral through mental health services.

 Location and contact details

Motueka/Mohua-Golden Bay
Te Awhina Marae
133 Pah Street
Motueka
Phone: (03) 528 1155

Whakatu-Nelson
Whakatu Marae
99 Atawhai Drive
Nelson
Phone: (03) 546 9099

Wairau-Marlborough

4a Nelson Street
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 578 5750
Email: admin@tpo.org.nz


Nelson: Magenta Creative Spac
e

This is an art studio run by a charitable trust.

 Location and contact details

Magenta Creative Space
Suite 1, Rutherford Mews,
Nelson
Phone: (03) 545 8498

Consumer Peer Support and Advocacy Services

Nelson Marlborough and Buller Health and Disability Advocacy Services

(Health and Disability Commission)

To resolve a complaint about a health or disability service, and advocate will listen to your complaint, give you information about your rights and options for resolution. The advocate will then supportsyour option.

Location and contact details

Advocacy Services
Physical Address
Old Town Hall
9 Cambridge Street
Richmond

Postal Address:
PO Box 3638
Richmond
Phone: (03) 544 4116

Nelson - Compass (Health Action Trust)

Community mental health peer advocacy and support service aiming to empower tangata whaiora mental health service users and caregivers to receive the best possible service in a culture of respect and recovery, by ensuring their voice is heard and their rights are upheld.

Location and contact details
Phone: (03) 548 2798 ext 6
Freephone: 0800 212798
Website: www.healthaction.org.nz

Marlborough – Mental Health Consumers Advocacy Service

Community mental health advocacy and peer support service aiming to empower Tangata whaiora mental health service users and caregivers to receive the best possible service in a culture of respect and recovery, by ensuring their voice is heard and their rights upheld.

Location and contact details
Physical Address:
Mental Health Consumers Advocacy Service
Level 2, Aorere House
54 Scott Street
Blenheim 7201

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 783
Blenheim 7201
Phone: (03) 5795304
Email: mhconsumeradvocacy@xtra.co.nz

Golden Bay – Peer Support & Advocacy (Te Whare Mahana Trust)

Provide peer support and advocacy services to the Golden Bay area.

Location and contact details
Physical Address:
Golden Bay Community Mental Health Service
163 Commercial Street
Takaka
Golden Bay
Phone: (03)525 7647
Fax (03) 525 7133
Email: twm@twm.org.nz
Website: www.twm.org.nz

Employment Services

Te Ara Mahi is an Employment and Training Support service for tangata whaiora, people with mental illness, to help them identify and make progress towards clear employment goals. This includes looking for paid employment and engaging in training that will lead to future employment. Steps may include job sampling, voluntary work, and anything that helps jobseekers gain skills, improve motivation and build self-confidence. We do not place jobseekers in jobs, but actively support people to find suitable and sustainable employment in a practical way that encourages people to build on strengths and work towards recovery.

Te Ara Mahi staff come from a range of backgrounds and life experiences and understand the needs of people who have mental illness and want meaningful employment or training. We have qualifications in employment support, career guidance, social work, psychology and teaching. Our commitment is to provide professional, respectful, friendly and down to earth support. We work in a way that recognises and values the four cornerstones of well-being: Wairua (spiritual), Hinengaro (psychological & emotional), Tinana (physical) and Whanau (family). We are a community based organisation, respectful of the cultural diversity and needs of people who use our service

Practical support includes:

  • Career planning and goal setting
  • CVs, cover letters & application forms
  • Education and training support
  • Accessing funding and subsidies
  • Job sampling and voluntary work
  • Employer and employee ongoing support
  • Liaison with other services
  • Workplace support and job retention.

Access

People who are accessing mental health services are eligible, and referrals can be made via their case manager. Enquiries are welcome from other community mental health support services, agencies and GPs, as well as from individuals and/or their family and whanau.

Locations and contact details
Nelson
Head Office
47 Bridge Street
P O Box 237 (mailing address for all correspondence, referrals etc.)
Phone: 03 548 8120
Email: tearamahi@xtra.co.nz
Blenheim
Room 4, Marlborough Community Centre
25 Alfred Street
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 577 9618
Email: blenheim@tearamahi.co.nz

Nelson, Tasman & Marlborough - Family Peer Support and Advocacy (Supporting Families)

A support network for families / whanau and caregivers to:

  • Enable people to share with others and from this gain strength to cope with daily living.
  • Provide information and education.
  • Help you know the procedure when needing to access help from mental health services.
  • Be informed of your rights when accessing services.
  • Learn about medication and side effects.
  • Enable people to gain an understanding of mental illness and what is happening.
    Provide support, liaison and advocacy.
  • Assist you to be heard, listened to and understood fully by Mental Health providers or services relating to your mental health issue etc.
Locations and contact details
Nelson and Tasman
SF Nelson Fieldworker
Physical Address
Alma House
83A Buxton Square
Nelson

Postal Address
PO Box 270
Nelson 7040
Phone:  03 545 8162
Email: office@sfnelson.org.nz
Marlborough
Physical Address
4 Scott Street (upstairs)
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 577 5491
Fax: (03) 577 5610
Email: sfmarlb@xtra.co.nz