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Nelson Marlborough Health - Older Persons Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Older Persons Community Mental Health

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services


Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types


Referral Process

Referrals to the Older Persons Mental Health team need to be completed by your GP.

Individuals eligible for referral are older adults with significant mental health problems and adults any age with an established diagnosis of dementia (Alzheimer's, vascular, mixed or idiopathic front temporal dementia type) complicated by significant behavioural or psychological symptoms.


The Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH) community  team provide a specialist service that offers consultation and assessment; and coordinates care for older adults living with significant mental illness and/or cognitive decline and associated challenging behaviours alongside age related physical health issues.

This service is provided in Nelson and Wairau.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:56PM on July 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Nelson Marlborough Health - Older Persons Mental Health.