Specialist mental health services
How to access specialist services in the Nelson Marlborough region
All enquiries about specialist mental health services provided by Nelson Marlborough Health can be made to the 'Single Point of Entry' service by phoning: 0800 776 364
Contact the Single Point of Entry Service if:
you have a general enquiry about mental health services
you are worried about your mental health
you are worried about the mental health of another person.
The Single Point of Entry Service will:
- provide initial advice
- forward calls to crisis or emergency services
- receive referrals for specialist adult, child and adolescent, and older persons' services
- receive referrals for primary mental health services
- prioritise referrals according to clinical need (determined by a triage process)
- refer people to appropriate services.
8.00am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday: Phone 0800 776 364
For urgent after hours support, phone (03) 546 1800 and ask for the on-call crisis worker.
Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay specialist services
Community Assessment Team
The Nelson Community Assessment Team provides assessment, intervention and ongoing treatment for people over the age of 18 with serious psychiatric disorder or severe emotional and behavioural problems of a psychological nature.
Continuing Care Team
Continuing care case management provides on-going support for adults with a chronic mental health disorder.
Case managers are registered health professionals who provide tailored support to clients and their families.
Case management may include on-going education about mental illness, support with medication, attending appointments, maintaining relationships with family, accommodation providers and employers, coordination of involved services and general oversight to support recovery.
Nelson Mental Health Service
Previously called the 'Kawai Clinic', the Nelson Mental Health Services provides quality outpatient assessment and treatment for adults.
Home-Based Treatment Team
Home-based treatment is alternative to inpatient care where a person experiencing acute mental health problems is treated and supported in their home.
Tudor House (Motueka)
Tudor House is the base for Nelson Marlborough Health specialist mental health and addiction services in Motueka.
Te Whare Mahana (Takaka)
Te Whare Mahana offers a 24 -hour, 7 day service for people of all ages.
Marlborough specialist services
Marlborough Mental Health Service
Previously known as 'Witherlea House', the Marlborough Mental Health Service provides psychiatric assessment and treatment and case management for people experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.
Needs assessment & service coordination
The Need Assessment & Service Coordination (NASC) service provides specialist assessment for persons with high and complex needs, service planning and coordination and liaison support with local, regional and national service providers.
A needs assessment is a tool to determine what support is needed for a person with mental illness. A kaupapa Maori needs assessment service is also available.
Location and contact details
|Need Assessment & Service Coordination
Iona Villa, Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital, Nelson
Phone: (03) 546 1923 or (03) 546 1293
Older persons' mental health
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.
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.
|Locations and contact details|
|Older Persons Community Mental Health Team
Phone: (03) 539 3920
Older Persons Community Mental Health Team
Specialist services for Maori people
Oranga Toi Ora Maori Mental Health
Oranga Toi Ora provides specialist crisis and routine assessment, care management and consultancy throughout which Maori values and health are inherent.
The principles of equity, accessibility, freedom of choice and the right to quality are sustained in a culturally-sensitive service that is appropriately either Maori, mainstream or a combination of both.
How to access Oranga Toi Ora services
Self-referrals can be made. Family members, GPs, health professionals and social service agencies can also make referrals.
Location and contact details
Nelson Kaiatawhai Tangata Care Manager
Phone: (03) 546 1800 + pager Mobile: 027 243 4882
Marlborough Kaiatawhai Tangata Care Manager
Postal Address: P O Box 46 Blenheim Phone: (03) 577 1907 Fax: (03) 578 2048
Page last updated: 10/07/2017