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Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Tararua

Mental Health & Addictions Service


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Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

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



Age Groups

Child / tamariki

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

This programme is for children (7-11) who have a close member of the family affected by either a mental health issue, addiction or both.

Referrals can come from mental health services, primary health services, schools and other community agrencies and self referrals. To access this service or for more information, please contact us at our Palmerston North location.

Location: 160 Cuba Street, Entrance on Pitt Street, Palmerston North
Phone: (06) 355 8561
Fax: (06) 355 8562


This programmme is designed to support children who live in the presence of mental health and addiction issues. This is a 16 hour programme run over two Saturdays and addresses the needs of children (7 - 11 years old) by providing education and understanding of mental health and addiction issues.

The programme uses activity based session which model ways for children to deal with their feelings about their situation. Designed to work in groups of 6-8 children, the benefits of working in groups are shared learning and reducing the sense of isolation.The focus is on activity based exercises that promote an understanding of mental health issues, build resiliency, provide opportunities to share experiences and help participants develop strategies for their wellbeing.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:07PM on December 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Tararua.