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Waitaha Primary Health - Primary Mental Health Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Waitaha Primary Health is responsible for providing essential primary health care services to our enrolled population. We cover the region stretching all the way north to Cheviot, down to Ashburton, west to Hanmer Springs, and east to Akaroa. Please see below for our Primary Mental Health Service or see the Waitaha Primary Health website for information on our full range of services.


Brief Intervention Co-Ordinator provides up to four free sessions, supporting individuals with pragmatic psychological strategies to assist them in overcoming their difficulties. 

Rural Mental Health Specialists provides a link between primary and specialist mental health services. The primary care liaison assist primary care with the appropriate identification, referral and case management for individuals working through mental illness.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist leads the Waitaha Primary Health's primary mental health team.  The clinical psychologist maintains a clinical caseload and is involved in employment, management and contractual issues related to primary mental health.


No fees apply.

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov), 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).


Primary Mental Health Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types


Referral Process

This service is available to those people over 13 with a referral from their primary health care team.


The Primary Mental Health Service provides support and assistance to individuals with primary mental health concerns. This service provides up to four free sessions with an experienced mental health clinician. Individuals will be supported with psychological strategies and assistance to link with community support agencies for on-going support, if needed.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Freephone

    0800 800 743

Level 1
567 Wairakei Road
Christchurch 8053

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Street Address

Level 1
567 Wairakei Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal Address

PO Box 14021
Christchurch Airport
Christchurch 8544

This page was last updated at 11:50AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitaha Primary Health - Primary Mental Health Service.