Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health and Addiction Services provide community-focused care, underpinned by recovery and harm reduction models. The services are supported by a 24-hour seven-day a week acute/crisis service and acute admission inpatient services. The Tauranga acute inpatient unit, Te Whare Maiangiangi, provides 24 beds and the Whakatāne acute/crisis inpatient unit, Te Toki Maurere, has 11 beds.

In terms of community services, the main ones provided in both areas are:

  • Community alcohol and drug
  • Mental health services for older people
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Community mental health

Within some of these services are sub-specialty services such as maternal mental health, early intervention, consultation and liaison.

Consumer and family /whanau advisors are available to provide service-user and family perspectives, and to offer advice to staff on consumer and family issues. The services work closely with community services, including supported accommodation providers, iwi based groups, family and consumer groups.

 

 

Last updated: February 22, 2016