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Christchurch PHO - Primary Mental Health Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Christchurch PHO facilitates the delivery of primary care services to their enrolled population.

 Please see below for the Primary Mental Health Service offered by the PHO, or visit the Christchurch PHO website for information on the full range of services. The PHO is also a member of the Youth Addictions and Mental Health Alliance (YAMHA) and can facilitate entry into these additional services, if relevant.


This is a free service for eligible enrolled patients.

The Canterbury DHB funds the PHO Service.

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Christchurch PHO Clinicians have started face to face sessions at some of our clinics, although phone and visual sessions are still being offered currently.


Primary Mental Health Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

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

Referral Types


Referral Process

Referrals are via a Christchurch PHO general practice.


The Primary Mental Health Service includes both mental health and alcohol and other drug responses in primary care, for people who can be appropriately supported in that setting.

The Service includes general practice liaison, brief interventions (up to 5 with a brief intervention coordinator), an intensive clinical service for young people, access to psychology services, extended consultations with a GP or practice nurse, and targeted GP consultations for people with a serious mental health condition, and youth aged 14-24 years.

This Service can assist people with concerns such as anxiety, low mood, stress management, relationships and adjusting to work and life challenges.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Freephone

    0800 746 242

88C Edgeware Road
St Albans
Christchurch 8014

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Street Address

88C Edgeware Road
St Albans
Christchurch 8014

Postal Address

PO Box 36208
Christchurch 8146

This page was last updated at 9:28AM on May 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Christchurch PHO - Primary Mental Health Service.