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Mental Health Advocacy Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


The Mental Health Advocacy Service is a free service which works in partnership with you to advocate on your behalf or support you to be respected, to have your rights heard and obtain the services you need.

Mental Health Advocacy Service is managed by CARE Marlborough Inc.


Anne Collins and John Black are both qualified counsellors and are available to assist in your needs.


No fees apply

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9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

If you need more support please Text 1737. If you need urgent support ring 111. 

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Marlborough Anniversary (31 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).


Mental Health Advocacy Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

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


Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact us directly. Our Advocates are often out and about helping clients around our community, so please know, we will definitely do our best to contact you as soon as we are able to.


We can:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Give you information about your rights
  • Assist you to identify and clarify issues
  • Support you in the actions you take to resolve your concerns
  • Help with conflict resolution
  • Information and access to life skills/work skills programmes
  • Advice and information on other services
  • Support you at meetings with psychiatrists, doctors, WINZ, Mental Health Services, Lawyers and other community or government agencies
  • Assist you to write letters or put advance directives in place


Contact Details

26 Percy Street, Blenheim

Nelson Marlborough

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

26 Percy Street
Marlborough 7201

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Street Address

26 Percy Street
Marlborough 7201

Postal Address

Mental Health Advocacy Service
26 Percy St
Blenheim 7102

This page was last updated at 9:34AM on May 16, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mental Health Advocacy Service.