We are a regional tertiary service, providing specialist treatment to clients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The multi-disciplinary team works with an integrative treatment approach. We provide a wide variety of evidence based treatments including psychoeducation, medical and nutritional management, individual psychotherapy, family meetings and group therapy. We operate a shared care programme working collaboratively with GPs and Community Mental Health Centres.
Maternal Mental Health
This specialist service provides services for women and their families experiencing mental health difficulties both in the ante and post natal period. We also provide advice and assistance to clients to access other supports and services in the community, and consultation and support to other health professionals. Treatment would include any/all of the following; ongoing assessment, suportive counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, medical monitoring, group therapy,acute community care, (respite service). Consultative/shared care may also be provided with Community Mental Health Centre clients in pregnancy.
At least three years experience within the Mental Health setting will enhance your opportunity to work in this incredibly rewarding field. All of our team have knowledge in the area of maternal mental health and experience of working with women during their pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period will make you stand out.
Specialist Psychotherapy Service
This is a regional service which provides a mix of group and individual therapy using an integrated psychotherapeutic approach. The centre model is dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Dynamic and expressive/humanistic psychotherapies are also used, with a strong trauma therapy understanding. The residential accomodation is provided within a therapeutic community type approach; skills learned in the day programme are supported in and reinforced in the residential setting.
Community Neurobehavioural Services
Manaaki To Rito Oranga - Support to achieve your core wellness
The CNS will provide support to individuals with brain injury or intellectual disability, their families, whanau and other caregivers to help them best deal with challenging behaviours. The team is committed to providing or facilitating the best available solutions, in consultation with all persons involved.
The CNS is managed by Auckland District Health Board Mental Health Services, and covers Auckland and Northland regions.