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Southern DHB Māori Mental Health

Public Service, Mental Health, Kaupapa Māori, Mental Health & Addictions


Kaituitui – Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are received from Southern DHB Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services, GPs, other mental health and addiction providers and NGOs.

The teams are willing to informally discuss referral at any time prior to a formal referral.

Eligibility criteria:

  • If you have a mental health diagnosis and/or alcohol and drug-related disability.
  • You are in a situation that requires a support service and is serious enough to warrant additional services.
  • You live in the catchment area of the Southern DHB MHAID Service, which includes Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra, Te Anau, Gore, Waitaki and Clutha.
  • You may require ongoing support for a period of six months or more.

Needs assessment is a process of identifying what supports you require to live a fulfilling life in the community. Assessments are completed in partnership with your Southern DHB MHAID Service key worker and the support people of your choice. Needs assessment aims to identify your areas of need and provide a coordinated approach to accessing the necessary support services

Service coordination is the process of agreeing on the best mix of services to support you in your current situation.


Wakari Hospital

Contact Details

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