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Hauora Tairāwhiti - Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (ICAMHS) Te Whare o te Rito

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori

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Description

This service covers the Tairāwhiti district up to the Anaura Bay turnoff just north of Tolaga Bay.

Ngāti Porou Hauora covers the area from the Anaura Bay turnoff up to the northern Tairāwhiti boundary.

The symbol of Te Whare o Te Rito is the harakeke or flax plant which symbolises our philosophy in working with infants, children, young people and their families.

The rito or the young shoot is representative of our child or young person while the older larger leaves that protect the rito represent the support systems within the family and community. Like the rito, our children and young people need our support to be able to grow strong and straight so that they can be a support for the next generation themselves in the future.

Programmes

Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Acute services, Community based support - mental health, Eating disorders, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

Tairāwhiti

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals including self referrals can be made through Te Waharoa, a Hauora Tairāwhiti and Te Kupenga Net Trust Joint venture.  Alternatively, access to Mental Health and Addictions services for tamariki, rangitahi, their whānau; children and families can be made in the following ways:

 

  • Self-referral or by a whānau member through Te Waharoa
  • Through your GP
  • By schools or tertiary education providers
  • Through agencies or services within our community
  • By hospital services
Description

We are an infant, child and young person focused service that assists to create a positive change in various emotional, psychological and psychiatric health imbalances that impact wellbeing.

At Te Whare o Te Rito we use a variety of approaches depending on the infant’s, child’s or young person’s emotional, psychological and psychiatric health needs such as:

  • Various types of counselling
  • Various types of therapies
  • Medication treatment
  • Indigenous approaches 

This service covers the Tairāwhiti district up to the Anaura Bay turnoff just north of Tolaga Bay.

Ngāti Porou Hauora covers the area from the Anaura Bay turnoff up to the northern Tairāwhiti boundary.

The ICAMHS team members provide urgent assessments for children and adolescents during normal working hours. The Psychiatric Assessment Triage Team (PATT) provides this service outside of hours.

Staff

The team includes:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologists
  • Koroua and Kuia
  • Administrators
  • Clinical specialists who are social workers and nurses who specialise in working with this age group

Charges

No fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For acute assistance outside of these hours, please contact the Psychiatric Assessment Triage Team (PATT). 

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

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Contact Details

Gisborne Hospital

Tairāwhiti

Te Rito House
421 Ormond Road
Riverdale
Gisborne 4010

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Street Address

Te Rito House
421 Ormond Road
Riverdale
Gisborne 4010

Postal Address

Private Bag 7001
Gisborne 4040

This page was last updated at 12:21PM on August 31, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hauora Tairāwhiti - Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (ICAMHS) Te Whare o te Rito.