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Adult Services

Adult services are delivered in the Southland District mainly to the 18-65 age group. This group makes up the majority of the client group seen by mental health services in Southland and in recent years has increased in size.

A wide range of secondary specialist mental health services and resources are available to adults. The Southern DHB Provider Arm is the main provider of services and also contracts services from a number of community based organisations. These providers deliver a diverse range of specialist services across the district from a number of different venues and locations.

To be effective, services are delivered by multi-disciplinary teams providing a wide range of clinical and non-clinical specialties. The goal of mental health services is to provide continuity of care and a seamless transition for consumers and their families between services and on their journey to recovery.

SOUTHLAND MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY TEAM (SMHET)

The Southland Mental Health Emergency Team operates a 24 hour a day 7 days a week service. The team provides assessment and short term treatment to people of any age living within the Southland catchment area who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis. The SMHET are usually the first point of contact when considering the use of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. The SMHET support approximately 750-800 people each year.

Phone 0800 467 846

SOUTHERN DHB INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

The Southern DHB Inpatient Mental Health Service consists of a 16 bed unit. A multi-disciplinary team provides acute services for those persons requiring treatment in an inpatient setting. The service supports approximately 235 people each year.

Southern DHB Inpatient Mental Health Unit
Elles Road
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 5786 or 0800 443 366
www.southerndhb.govt.nz

SOUTHERN DHB TE KOROWAI HOU ORA

Te Korowai Hou Ora provides Kaupapa Maori services within the Southern DHB’s mainstream adult, child, adolescent & family mental health and addiction services. The service employs a Kaiwhakarite (Manager), Kaumatua, Maori Mental Health Workers, Kai Awhina and Registered Maori Mental Health Nurses. Referrals are made to Te Korowai Hou Ora from all other Southern DHB Mental Health Services. Te Korowai Hou Ora services include Cultural Assessment, Clinical Assessment, support and Awhi/Karakia, home visits, cultural supervision, education and advocacy. The services sees approximately 590 people each year.

Te Korowai Hou Ora
Southern DHB Mental Health and Addiction Services
Elles Road
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 5786 or 0800 443 366
www.southerndhb.govt.nz

SOUTHERN DHB COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS

  • The Southern DHB has three Community Mental Health Teams. They are multi-disciplinary teams providing individual and group support services from Centres in Invercargill, Gore and Wakatipu (Total of 67 FTE Staff). The three teams see a combined total of approximately 1,000 people each year.
  • Mental Health Needs Assessment/Service Coordination (2 FTE Staff).
  • Maternal Mental Health Service: For clients who are pregnant and new mothers and their babies (2 FTE Staff).
  • Mental Health Older Person Service (4 FTE Staff).

All services are made-up of multi-disciplinary teams which include the following:

  • Intake Worker
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • GP Liaison
  • Nurses
  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Support Workers
  • Dietitian

Invercargill Community Team
Elles Road
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 5786 or 0800 443 366

Southern Rivers Community Team
6 Irwell Street
Gore
Phone (03) 208 0299

Central Lakes Community Team
19 Douglas Street
Queenstown
Phone (03) 441 0010

SOUTHLAND COMMUNITY FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

The Southland Community Forensic Mental Health Team provide specialist mental health assessment, advice and treatment to adults within the Southland catchment area. The team provides input to the Corrections Department and Justice Department. The team have regular clinics at Invercargill Prison and provide liaison with the District courts at Invercargill, Queenstown and Gore. The team provide community treatment and have close links with the Regional Forensic Service (including inpatient service) based in Dunedin.

PACIFIC ISLAND ADVISORY AND CULTURAL TRUST

The Pacific Island Advisory and Cultural Trust provides services to Pacific Island consumers and families. They are based in Invercargill and have a district-wide contract. They employ one Community Support Worker and also provide Landlord Support Services - 10 Per Year. They support approximately 20-30 families each year.

Pacific Islands Advisory and Cultural Trust
135 Bowmont Street
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 6089

PACT SOUTHLAND

Pact Southland delivers a number of services to adults living in the community aged 18 and over. All services are delivered district-wide from offices in Invercargill, Gore and Queenstown. Eligibility for these services is via a health professional or the Southern DHB Mental Health Needs Assessment Service. They employ a total FTE staff of 13 and provide the following services:

  • Community Support Services: Provided in peoples homes or from community centres. Assist people in developing life skills and improving social networks. Intensive Community Support and Community Support are both provided.
  • Supported Landlord Service: Consumers who are able to live independently are provided with additional landlord support.
  • Kai Awhina: Maori community support is available to support Maori consumers.

The service supports approximately 130-160 people each year.

Pact Southland
15 The Crescent
Invercargill
Phone (03) 211 2850
www.pactgroup.co.nz

KAKAKURA HEALTH SERVICES - TOIORA AROTAKE

Toiora Arotake delivers Needs Assessment and Service Coordination services to Kaupapa Maori Clients. They are based in Invercargill and have a district-wide contract. They employ one full-time worker. The services are available to people aged between 6 and 65 years of age who need long-term support due to disabilities related to mental health issues and/or addictions. Eligibility for assessment is after referral from either a psychiatric clinician or a mental health, alcohol or drug service - after a confirmed diagnosis. The service sees approximately 120 people each year.

Kakakura Health Services
25 Queens Drive
Invercargill
Phone (03) 217 5381