There are four Community Mental Health Centres within Auckland City.
Our centres provide a range of recovery focussed, integrated services to the ADHB adult population. Around half of the clinical services are provided at the centre, and half provided in client's homes or other community settings. Our teams are multi-disciplinary and include staff from medical, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and psychology professions. Consumer advisors are an integral part of CMHC's, including recruitment, service management and service development processes. CMHC's are constantly integrating new evidence based therapeutic approaches into their services, for example, psychological strategies for clients with enduring mental illness.
Services provided include:
- Crisis assessment and treatment. We are also developing a new acute home based treatment service, as part of our community acute service
- Continuing Treatment for people with moderate to serious mental illness or severe psychological distress, via a multi disciplinary team, using a key worker/case manager approach. This includes provision of therapeutic groups as well as 1:1 treatment and therapy
- Primary care Liaison service
- Transcultural service, including access to Asian Mental Health clinical specialists
- Service coordination, to enable clients to access support services required to promote their recovery
- Early Intervention Team (EIT), for young adults experiencing first episode psychosis
- Services for the Homeless who have a mental illness
- Provision of intensive, flexible packages of care, in partnership with an NGO
The names and locations of the four Community Centres are:
Based slightly West of the City Centre, in a vibrant suburban environment with a fabulous shopping mall, and well situated for the city. St Lukes serves a large multi-cultural population
Located to adjacent Cornwall Park, One Tree Hill Domain, one of Auckland's iconic landmarks and a huge recreational area. Close by is Newmarket, Auckland's premier shopping district
Located in the Heart of Ponsonby, " the absolute soul of Auckland's vibrant multicultural cosmopolitanism" "the fun side of town" (source - 'Where to live in Auckland' 2005). The Taylor Centre also provides services for people living on the inner Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke Island. The Homeless Outreach Treatment Team is based at the Taylor Centre.
Based in Panmure, a diverse suburb with a bustling main street encompassing a distinct part of Auckland's geography next to the Tamaki River. Manaaki House is ideally situated for staff who choose to live in the eastern or southern suburbs of Auckland.