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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Family Whānau Support Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)


Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are accepted.  With the person's consent, you can make a referral for someone else.  There is no referral form to fill out, simply contact us with the details and we will take it from there.

If you live outside the Greater Wellington Region we can connect you with one of the Supporting Families branches in your region.


Family and whānau need access to services that support and enhance their wellbeing.  Our service can recognise and build on the resilience of the family/whānau, understand and affirm their experience of supporting someone with a mental illness or addiction, and provide information, advocacy, and support.  Support for children, Māori and Pasifika whānau available.

  • Face to face and telephone support

  • Information about mental illness, addictions, and treatment options

  • Support with communications and understanding family dynamics

  • Encouragement and support to develop coping and self-care strategies

  • Liaison with Mental Health and Community Services

  • Advocacy with all services and agencies

  • Specialist support for children

  • Family/whānau support groups

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:28PM on November 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Atareira.