Mental Health Residential


The Mental Health Recovery Service welcomes those in the MidCentral District Health Board and Capital & Coast District Health Board areas. It has been developed on recovery principles, to enable those with mental health difficulties to regain or develop control over their lives, and re-establish the life skills needed to achieve a life that is fulfilling. A support worker will help you to identify specific goals & write up support plans to assist you with your progress. These are reviewed six monthly and any barriers to your recovery are discussed with a view to helping you overcome them in your journey to recovery.

We have multiple homes and flats across the districts that have 24 hour staffing but provide for an integrated community living option. Whilst staying there you will be expected to identify goals and aspirations for your recovery and work with the team towards these goals. As in any flatting situation you will share household tasks and cooking with your flatmates, develop a healthy lifestyle and receive education on budgeting skills, effective shopping and a nutritious diet. You will also be supported to understand the impacts of the challenges you face and how to stay well and grow in autonomy and independence.

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  • Education and empowerment.
  • Enabling people to become independent.
  • A person’s mental health difficulties cannot prevent recovery and wellness.
  • Holistic and practical development of the individual.
  • Promotion of autonomy and choice.
  • Strong links with DHB and NGO care providers. E.g. key workers, psychiatrists, people support groups and community support workers.
  • Strong links with ‘family’.
  • Each person is an individual with their own needs.
  • No single theory or model of treatment is right for or will fit with every individual.

We believe in people and their ability to make changes

We support these changes by utilising the following models and principles:

  • The Recovery Model
  • Te Whare Tapa Wha
  • Person Centred approach
  • Strengths-Based Treatment
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • The Medical Model
  • Family whanau inclusive
  • Psycho-social development
  • The Stress Vulnerability Model
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We provide links to:

  • Physical activities,
  • Vocational activities & support,
  • Training & education,
  • Group work,
  • One on one interventions,
  • Support groups,
  • Natural community engagement and support,
  • Primary and secondary care services to support wellbeing