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Ōamaru Mental Health Support Charitable Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Supporting people with mental illness.

Walking the road to mental well-being together.


We are a small team made up of Manager and two Activities Co-Ordinators/Mental Health Support Workers.

We have a great skill mix including qualifications and experience in mental health, counselling, psychology, public health, management, and international sports. 


No fees apply

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Mon – Fri9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Italian, Japanese, Māori, Russian, Spanish, Tongan, Ukrainian


Oamaru Mental Health Support Centre

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Age Group:  18 - 65 years

You're welcome to come visit our centre:

Address: 17 France Street, Ōamaru
Phone: (03) 747 4101
Email: mhsupport@netspeed.net.nz 


At the Ōamaru Mental Health Support Centre, we support people (aged between 18-65 years) with a mental illness on an ongoing, day-to-day basis, promoting psychological and physical wellbeing in a comfortable, safe environment.

The following are just some of the services we provide for our regular clients:

  • We listen to your problems and, if requested, give guidance and support
  • We encourage you to participate in our activities, specially designed to stimulate you mentally and physically including: 
  • Bus trips, camps and other outings
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Walking, cycling, swimming and gentle exercise
  • Quizzes and brain teasers
  • Workshops
  • Art and craft activities
  • Movie, music and discussion afternoons
  • We offer healthy living, healthy lifestyles advice
  • We help you get connected with people and services

So come on in for a friendly chat, have a cuppa and meet new friends.

Due to Covid-19 there are requirements under the Ministry of Health legislative regulations that currently require everyone entering the Centre to wear a mask, to wash their hands for twenty seconds with soap and warm water, and to socially distance, as required. 

We thank you for your understanding.


There is parking in France Street, and surrounding areas.

We also provide a bike stand for those on bicycles.

Contact Details

17 France Street
Otago 9400

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Street Address

17 France Street
Otago 9400

This page was last updated at 9:51AM on May 19, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Oamaru Mental Health Support Charitable Trust.