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Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions


Day Activity Centres

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to the Day Activity Centres is through your Mental Health Key Worker. Ask them to send us a  referral and we can arrange a time to meet you and to show you around. 

Day Activity Centres are a community based day activity service for people who have been referred  through the Mental Health Services and have agreed Management Plans. 

Contact details:

2 on Q: (03) 214 2209

Rata House: (03) 217 6872

Welcome In: (03) 208 0940


Day Activity Centres are a place where people can be helped to expand or regain their confidence and life  skills. Day Activity Centres are activity-based rehabilitation services and we encourage everyone to be involved in the running of the Centre and planning of the activities. We aim to support people's strengths, their families, whānau and significant others and endeavour to provide skills activities in the programme for Māori and Pacific Peoples. Day Activity Centres are supportive environments with the emphasis on recovery.


2 on Q - 70-74 Kew Road, Invercargill

Rata House - 59 MacMaster Street, Invercargill

Welcome In - 37 Hokonui Drive, Gore

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Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:52AM on April 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services.