Community Mental Health North

Community Mental Health North is an integrated mental health and addiction service.

Assessments and interventions can be carried out in people's homes, general practices, at Napier Health or other locations if required.  

Community Mental Health North is a service that works with people who are 18 – 65 years of age.

Focused interventions and activities are offered, including talking therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
  • Solution Focused Therapy;
  • Addictions counselling;
  • Motivational interviewing;
  • Short-term brief interventions to reduce distress and increase skills.

The service also holds group work such as Maintain the Change for people who want to abstain from alcohol and other drugs. Resilence groups run sessions based on depression, anxiety and bipolar education. These therapies are provided by registered health care practitioners from within a wide range of disciplines, for example: psychology, psychotherapist, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, addiction clinicians and social work.

All interventions are based on the recovery approach of support, to enable sustained recovery skills and well-being. This is encouraged by ensuring people's participation and development of supports and interventions to ensure resilience and skills to manage mental illness and addiction problems.