Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services
in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
07 552 4573

Te Puawaitanga o te Hinengaro

Mental Health Services

Most people will become mentally unwell within their lifetime.  For some, the experience will be insignificant.  For others, the impact of the experience will turn their lives upside down and may require them to seek support from mental health services.

Our organisation provides kaupapa Māori mental health services to tamariki, rangatahi (children & adolescents) and pakeke (adults).


We offer services to people who…

  • Have a diagnosed or suspected mental health problem (eg; depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
  • Are seeking information about mental ill-health, its treatment and prevention.
  • Are whānau members or are the significant other of a person with a mental health problem, as identified by that person.


Our service includes but is not limited to …

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment (including Cultural Assessments)
  • Case Management
  • Support Planning and Managing Wellness
  • Referrals to other services


Referrals can be made in the following ways:

  • Self-referral
  • Whānau referral
  • Iwi or Hapū Agency Referral
  • Community Organisation Referral
  • Mental Health Service Referral
  • Social Service Agency Referral
  • GP, or other health professional


Age criteria for services are…

  • Tamariki & Rangatahi  0-24 years
  • Pakeke/Adult  25 years


Mental Health is…

  • Knowing who we are and where we come from
  • Living our lives in a way that is right for us with or without the presence of mental illness
  • Being who we want to be
  • Not limiting ourselves or being limited to the labels that we are given
  • Having supportive and loving whānau and friends
  • Sharing our taonga with others
  • Living in a community
  • Having access to and being able to engage with those cultural and spiritual taonga which are valuable to us


            Sylvia Wilson

CAMHS Social Worker
Phone: (07) 552 6238 extn 2

Mobile: 021 0258 0408

Email: s.wilson@pirirakauhauora.org.nz


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