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Mental Health and Addictions

Mental Health and AddictionsMental Health & Addictions provides mental health and addictions services to the population of the Waikato District Health Board and regional forensic services to the Waikato, Lakes, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty district health boards.

Mental health services are delivered throughout the Waikato DHB’s district by geographical sectors (North Central, North Rural, South Central and South Rural).

Health professionals: Summary of service contact details and referral ad…

Mental wellbeing

Good mental health is about positive wellbeing.

It is an important part of our physical health, our relationships, our education, our work and to achieving our potential. It can help us cope with life’s problems and to enjoy the good things that life has to offer.

For those who are struggling with feeling down or mentally unwell, there are resources and services that can help with your mental wellbeing.

Don't be afraid to reach out for support.

Waikato DHB position placements for NESP

A total of 10 DHB based NESP positions will be available in early 2018.

Mental Health and Addiction Services placement areas
These are provided in both inpatient settings (based in the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, located on the Waiora Waikato hospital campus) and in community settings.

Adult Mental Health
Mental Health for Older People
Community (Adult Mental Health, Infant Child and Youth)

Mental Health

We employ more than 700 staff working in mental health, including psychiatrists, registrars, house officers, mental health nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, cultural advisers and psychiatric assistants. Our services are delivered within hospital and community settings including acute inpatient care, community, specialist (e.g. eating disorders), rehabilitation, child and adolescent and services for older people.

Working in mental health is often challengin…

Mental Health referrals

Summary of where to refer to. For details about eligibility and referral criteria of individual services please go to that service's listing.


Crisis Assessment & Home Treatment Service
Available 24/7
Phone: 0800 50 50 50
Fax: 0800 500 105



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