Important: To keep everyone safe during Alert Level 2, visiting people in hospitals is restricted.  Whaanau who visit should arrange visits in advance with the ward Charge Nurse. More details here.

Counties Manukau Health provides a range of multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services, for patients within hospital and community settings.  

Our aim is to work alongside the person and their family/whaanau to provide the best treatments which may be medications and/or talking treatments.  Staff working in mental health services aim to support/empower people on their recovery journey.

Do you need immediate help?
  • If this is an emergency and you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm,phone 111.
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency care service.
  • Phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team). For Counties Manukau, phone 09 261 3700 or freephone 1737.
After-hours contact numbers:
  • 0800 755 222 to speak to a mental health nurse.
  • 0800 234 432 Peer TALK will connect you with a trained peer support worker.
  • 0800 376 633 Youthline if you are under 18 years of age.
  • Text to Talk freephone or text 1737 for other mental health and addictions phone line support options.
If you need to talk to someone else:
  • Lifeline - 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP) or phone 1737 anytime.
  • Suicide Prevention Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).
  • Youthline - 0800 376 633
  • Samaritans - 0800 726 666
  • Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202.
  • What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5 - 18 years old). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday 12pm to 11pm and weekends 3pm to 11pm. Online chat is available from 3pm-10pm 7 days a week, including public holidays.
  • Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) 24/7 helpline for young people up to 18 years of age.
Our services include:
New names of Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

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