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Adult Services - Activity, Rehabilitation, Education and Employment

An important component of any recovery from a period of mental un-wellness is rehabilitation and activity. No two people will experience the same journey to recovery.

For some, the journey is made easier by receiving ongoing support in the community. For others, activity and work related programmes facilitate their recuperation and recovery. Activity programmes can, for some, also provide a stepping stone to further educational and employment opportunities.

Facilities and programmes are provided in Southland by the Southern DHB Mental Health and Addictions Provider Arm and community based providers in Invercargill and Gore.

SOUTHERN DHB ACTIVITY CENTRES

Southern DHB Mental Health and Addiction Services run three Activity Centres in Southland. Rata House and 494D in Invercargill and Welcome In, in Gore. The Activity Centres are free to attend and available to consumers referred from Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Centres provide a safe, supportive environment with an emphasis on strengths, self determination, wellbeing and recovery. The three Activity Centres support a combined total of approximately 160 people each year.

Rata House is open from 9am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm on weekends. 494D is open from 8.30am-5pm weekdays and Welcome In from 10am-4pm weekdays. The Activity Centres deliver a diverse range of activities including:

  • Sports and recreation
  • Socialisation opportunities
  • Art tutors
  • Gardening
  • Guitar tutor
  • Cooking
  • Cultural activities
  • Computer Tuition
  • Oamaru stone tutor and workshops

 

494D

          

Rata House

          

Welcome In

494 Dee Street

          

59 MacMaster Street

          

37 Hokonui Drive

Invercargill

          

Invercargill

          

Gore

Phone (03) 214 2209

          

Phone (03) 217 6872

          

Phone (03) 208 0940

BAINFIELD ORGANIC GARDEN LTD

Bainfield Organic Gardens or 'The BOG' as it is known offers work experience in an environment of recovery for consumers. The BOG is based in Invercargill and is available to consumers living in the Invercargill area. Participants are involved in the BOG’s gardening and horticultural operations. The majority of the produce is sold locally. Participants receive supervised support, training and work experience. The service supports approximately 60 people each year.

Bainfield Organic Gardens
C/- Christian Centre
165 Leet Street
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 4562

KAKAPO ORGANIC GARDEN LTD

Kakapo Organic Gardens offers work experience in an environment of recovery for consumers. The Gardens are based in Gore and are available to consumers living in the Gore area. Participants are involved in gardening and horticultural activities. The majority of the produce is sold locally. Participants receive supervised support, training and work experience. The service supports approximately 16 people each year.

Kakapo Organic Gardens
C/- Christian Centre
165 Leet Street
Invercargill
Phone (03) 214 4562