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Able Minds

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Family Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Disability support


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

If you would like to find out more, contact us at the location nearest you.


Able's aim is to provide effective interventions for families/whānau dealing with mental illness and addiction.

This includes:

Able provide resources and information that may help you and the wider community better understand mental illness or addiction. able also provide education on different types of mental illness with a key role of assisting family/whānau with problem solving and coping strategies.

Able works with you to support your family or whānau member with a mental illness or addiction. We're here to listen, offer hope and encouragement, help you develop strategies for dealing with difficulties, and to create support networks so you and your family or whānau can cope with the impact of mental illness or addiction.

Able acknowledges the importance of the family voice and will support you to feel empowered to ensure that your concerns and your opinions are heard. able can provide practical support in your contact with other service providers if needed.

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This page was last updated at 12:12PM on July 11, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Able Minds.