Family Support Service
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support
East Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
Referral to Family/Whanau Service is open to organisations, family/whanau and self referrals.
Services provided include:
- supplying information about mental illnesses, the mental health service system, community resources and supports that are available
- assistance with strategies for coping with the client’s illness and its impact on the family/whanau
- making contact with other relevant mental health services or support groups
- supplying information about relevant legislation, rights and responsibilities.
Majority of our Pacific families/whanau are left with the overwhelming responsibility of caring and supporting a family member that is affected by a mental illness, and without the adequate/appropriate training and advice.
Our Family/Whanau Support Team provide appropriate training and workshops that caters to the individual needs of the families it serves. It assists with building good networks and contacts with the appropriate public services, such as Housing NZ, WINZ, employment and educational facilities/organisations etc, so that they may receive timely and effective service when they need it.
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This page was last updated at 10:56AM on February 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Penina Trust.