Whanau Advocacy

This is a non-clinical service available to Whanau seeking support for their Whanau member experiencing mental illness. We provide separate services for Rangatahi and Adults who meet the following age criteria:

  • Rangatahi - aged 0-18 years
  • Adults - aged 18 years and over

This service provides Advocacy Support, Transport Assistance and regular face-to-face contact.

Advocacy Support includes working with the following agencies:

  • Accommodation providers including Housing New Zealand
  • Work and Income New Zealand
  • Community Social Worker providers
  • The Police and Justice System
  • Child Youth and Family services
  • Voluntary groups
  • Probation

Referral Criteria

Key criteria for eligibility to access this service include:

  • Be of any ethnic background
  • Has a Whanau member or relative who is currently receiving clinical treatment from a South Auckland Mental Health or Alcohol and Other Drug Service and meet the age criteria for Rangatahi or Adult.

Referral to this service maybe via the following means:

  • Any Community Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Any Community Mental Health Service
  • Self Referral
  • Health Worker
  • Community Support Worker

Charges / Cost

The cost of accessing this service is FREE and completely confidential.

Contact us

For more information please contact the Team Co-ordinator.

Arahi Whanau

Phone (09) 263 8040