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Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services

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    Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services are provided by the following teams:

    • Central Lakes Community Mental Health Team operates out of 19 Douglas Street, Frankton and Hospital Street, Clyde
    • Dunedin North Community Mental Health Team operates out of Dunedin Hospital
    • Dunedin South Community Mental Health Team operates out of Wakari Hospital
    • Invercargill Community Mental Health Team operates out of Southland Hospital
    • Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team operates out of 24 Clyde Street, Balclutha and 16 Irwell Street, Gore
    • Waitaki Community Mental Health Team operates out of 2 Trent Street, Oamaru

    Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services also offers:

    • Community Day Programmes and Outpatient Groups at Dunedin Hospital
    • Day Activity Centres at Rata House in Invercargill and Welcome In in Gore
    • Early Intervention in Psychosis Service at Dunedin Hospital

    Programme

    Community Mental Health Services

    The Community Mental Health Teams are made up of health professionals who provide a range of specialist mental health services for people aged 18 years and over who have been diagnosed with a significant mental illness. We will also see people aged 16 or 17 if they have left school.

    Appointments will be at the Community Mental Health office nearest you and/or when appropriate, in your home or workplace. We also see people at Medical Centres if appropriate.

    Outpatient Groups

    Outpatient Groups are provided by Dunedin South Community Mental Health Services. They provide specialised outpatient group psychotherapy for people with serious psychological disorders and associated disability and/or risk for up to twelve clients.

    Location
    2nd Floor, Psychiatric Services Building, Dunedin Hospital, 201 Great King Street

     

    Community Programmes

    Community Programmes are provided by Dunedin North Community Mental Health Services.

    Community Programmes is a specialist mental health service, providing assessment, treatment and a recovery orientated group programme for individuals with a moderate – serious mental illness. There are two parts to our service:

    Full Morning Programme:
    Provides assessment, targeted treatment and individual work within a structured group programme (four mornings per week)
     
    Recovery Groups:
    Orientated towards meeting the specific needs of the individual.  Clients can attend the module(s) that will be the most beneficial to their recovery. 

    Location:
    2nd Floor, Psychiatric Services Building, Dunedin Hospital, 201 Great King Street

     

    Maternal Mental Health Service

    The Southland Maternal Mental Health Team provides a free service to the Southland district. This service is available to all women who have a known or suspected mental health disorder, during pregnancy and for one year following birth.

    The service provides quality care for women who may be experiencing difficulties relating to mental health (baby and family/whanau), throughout her antenatal, birth, and postnatal experience, which promotes respect, dignity and acceptance within the community and promotes optimum mental health for mother.

     

    Day Activity Centres

    Day Activity Centres are a place where people can be helped to expand or regain their confidence and life  skills. Day Activity Centres are activity-based rehabilitation services and we encourage everyone to be involved in the running of the Centre and planning of the activities. We aim to support people's strengths, their families, whanau and significant others and endeavour to provide skills activities in the programme for Maori and Pacific Peoples. Day Activity Centres are supportive environments with the emphasis on recovery.

    Locations:

    2 on Q - 70-74 Kew Road, Invercargill

    Rata House - 59 MacMaster Street, Invercargill

    Welcome In - 37 Hokonui Drive, Gore

    Early Intervention in Psychosis

    The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service treats young people aged 18 - 30 experiencing first-episode psychosis, and mothers experiencing postpartum psychosis for the first time irrespective of age. The treatment is provided through intensive therapy, education, and support, to recovery in a safe and supportive environment by a highly skilled specialised multidisciplinary team. We strive to involve the client’s family and whanau as a key element of the client’s recovery.

    Location:

    Ground Floor, 154 Hanover St, Dunedin Hospital

    Dual Diagnosis Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Community Services

    The Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Teams also provide a range of specialist mental health services for people aged 18 years and over who have been diagnosed with a significant mental illness and intellectual disability.

    Appointments will be at the Community Mental Health office nearest you and/or when appropriate, in your home or workplace. We also see people at Medical Centres if appropriate.

    Charges

    There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

    To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility