About the Service

The Older Persons Mental Health team provides assessment and care for older adults (65 years or older) with significant mental illness, cognitive decline and challenging behaviours, and who also have age-related physical health issues.

Examples of cognitive decline are Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and mixed or idiopathic front temporal dementia.

Location and contact details


Nelson Older Persons Community Mental Health Team
Alexandra Hospital, Richmond

Phone: (03) 539 3920


Blenheim Older Persons Community Mental Health Team
42 Hospital Road, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 520 999

How to access this service

Referrals need to be completed by your GP. For enquiries about the referral process or services, please contact the team.