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Regional Rangatahi Adolescent Inpatient Service (RRAIS)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Hutt

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from local child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) or a child and adolescent psychiatrist.


The Regional Rangatahi Adolescent Inpatient Service (RRAIS) is the acute adolescent inpatient unit for the central region. The service is for youth aged 12 to 17 who are experiencing acute mental health problems.

We provide a bicultural service based on Kaupapa Māori frameworks and mainstream clinical models.

Our service includes:

  • An assessment and treatment led by a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist. Daily care and input from a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Cultural assessments where indicated.
  • Whānau centered care and treatment with a focus on recovery and supporting youth when they leave the unit.

Located at Kenepuru Community Hospital, Porirua.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:58AM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Acute Inpatient Services - Youth and Adult.