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WALSH trust (West Auckland Living Skills Trust)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Older Persons Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support, Respite


North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for Te Whare Rata are received from either the community or from Ward 12 North Shore Hospital, WDHB Mental Health Service for Older Adults.


Te Whare Rata ('the house of wisdom') currently provides five beds for older people who require short term support with their mental health. There is a sixth bed used for respite for older persons only.

How long people stay at Te Whare Rata is based upon a person's support needs assessment. To date, people have stayed on average between three weeks and four months.

Five full-time and four part-time staff are employed at Te Whare Rata, (including registered professionals). Services are offered 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

8 Hickory Avenue
Auckland 0612

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Street Address

8 Hickory Avenue
Auckland 0612

Postal Address

PO Box 21865
Auckland 0650

This page was last updated at 11:19AM on May 12, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by WALSH trust (West Auckland Living Skills Trust).