Child Adolescent and Family Service Te Harakeke

If you are having difficulties with your mental health and are aged 19 years and under, you and your family/whānau will be referred to Te Harakeke, the Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS).

CAFS will work with you and your family/whānau to find out what is causing your problem.

Among your helpers will be psychiatrists, nurses, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists and a dietitian. A Pou Ārahi (cultural strategist and mediator) is also available if you want further support.

CAFS main base is at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Hastings, however it has clinicians working from Napier Health, Wairoa Health and Central Hawke's Bay Health Centre in Waipukurau.

The Lowdown - helping young Kiwi's understand and deal with depression

For your convenience, you can now download all of The Lowdown factsheets for adolescent and young adults including:

  • Understanding depression
  • Facts about young New Zealanders and depression
  • Understanding anxiety
  • Options for dealing with depression
  • How you can help someone with depression
  • Helping yourself
  • Getting the sleep you need
  • Problem-solving and getting sorted
  • Studying and depression
  • Drinking, drugs and depression
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Sexuality, gender identity and depression
  • Depression during and after pregnancy
  • Suicide