Wairoa Community Mental Health

Wairoa Community Mental Health is a service that provides assessment and treatment for people who are experiencing an altered mental health state.

Assessments can be conducted in the person's home, general practices, community health centre, hospital site or at other agencies.

Treatments can include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT); '
  • Solution Focused Therapy, medication and or adjunct therapies.

All people who use the Wairoa Community Mental Health Service are given an introduction to community mental health services locally and/or regionally. All interventions are based on the recovery model of care. This model of care is characterised by the person's participation in, and development of their own plan.

Wairoa Community Mental Health Service is staffed by:

  • 1.6 registered nurses
  • 1 social worker Child Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)
  • 1 youth drugs and alcohol addiction worker
  • Outpatient clinic for all ages (Consultant Psychiatrist)

These services can be accessed directly by individuals and/or their whānau. Other referral sources include: GPs, school/college staff, Hauora, Police, members of the public.

Contact details: CMH Wairoa is located on Kitchener Street, Wairoa, adjacent to the Wairoa Health hospital block.