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MASH Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Planned Respite

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type




Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

How to Apply

  • Contact MASH Trust on (06) 355 7200 and ask for a referral form to be sent out to you
  • Complete the referral form and return to us in the envelope provided
  • Please fill in part one. Part two will be completed with your support person or keyworker
  • Please indicate if you have a preference as to what gender you would be happy to share with
  • Refer to the checklist on referral form
  • A member of staff from MASH Trust will contact with you within two weeks of receiving your application

MASH Mental Health Planned Respite

  • This is an opportunity for people with an experience of mental illness to have a break from their usual living situation
  • This may be a few days or up to a week
  • Regular bookings can be scheduled throughout the year to help with planning

MASH Trust Believes:

  • In the individual support for people;
  • That all people benefit from rest and recreation in their lives;
  • That planned respite can support the journey of recovery;

Respite Facility Palmerston North

  • Two bedroomed flat which is a 15 minute walk from The Square
  • Support staff are available 24/7 working in the adjacent six bedroom supported accommodation facility
  • No cost to residents - food is provided
  • While staff are available for support in various areas, people staying in respite are responsible for keeping the flat tidy
  • If you would like to participate in recreational activities, please bring money with you
  • Planned respite is not for people who are acutely unwell and need hospital admission
  • Abuse or violence will exclude access
  • Abuse of drugs and alcohol will exclude access

Visit the MASH Trust website for more information.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 4:02PM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MASH Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services.