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Kari Centre Community Teams

Public Service, Mental Health, Community, Paediatrics


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


0-18 years
We do accept young people 18 years and over on the condition they are attending secondary school

The Kari Centre provides support for young people under the age of 18 and their families. Our Community Teams provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant behavioural concerns, psychological concerns and emotional distress, which can no longer be managed by the services within their community. The Kari Centre has also developed services for infants and families/whānau (Koanga Tupu) and a service for children of parents with a mental illness (Tu Tangata Tonu).

Who Are We?
Our staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and includes:

·         Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists

·         Clinical Psychologists

·         Developmental Paediatricians

·         Social Workers

·         Nurses

·         Occupational Therapists

·         Child Psychotherapists

·         Child & Family Therapists

·         Cultural Advisors

How do I access this service?


Referral process

Referrals are required from a professional who has seen the identified child or adolescent, including (but not limited to) general practitioners, public health nurses, school guidance counsellors, paediatricians,…


Referral Expectations

Criteria for acceptance

  • Acceptance criteria are based on  symptoms suggesting a moderate to severe mental health issue, such as low mood, anxiety, unusual behaviour including hyperactivity, eating difficulties, impairment in functioning related to mental health, preoccupation with thinking about death, deliberate self-harm, marked withdrawal or isolation and impairment of reality testing.
  • We are unable to accept referrals for clients whose main problems involve substance abuse, physical/sexual abuse, neglect, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries and elimination difficulties.
  • We see young people residing within the Auckland Central area. The catchment we cover is Avondale to Panmure; Ōtāhuhu to the Harbour Bridge, Waiheke and Great Barrier Island.


How long will you wait?

We see all urgent referrals within a 24 hour – 72-hour period. For all other referrals we do have a waiting time.


There is no charge for this service for New Zealand residents 


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


If you or someone you know has concerns about mental health there are a number of services you can contact, including:

Changing Minds



Mental Health Foundation

Supporting Families

The Lowdown

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Kari Centre
Ground Floor
Building 13
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Rd

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Street Address

Kari Centre
Ground Floor
Building 13
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Rd

Postal Address

Kari Centre
Private Bag 92189
Greenlane Clinical Centre

This page was last updated at 10:51AM on May 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kari Centre Community Teams.