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Canterbury DHB Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES)

The Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES)

PES provides 24 hour crisis, urgent and emergency assessments for people of all ages experiencing mental health crisis including suicidality. Depending on people's needs, circumstances and level of crisis, services are provided at locations to ensure people's safety during a crsisis 24hrs 7 days a week.

Referrals can be made by any member of the public, ie self-referrals, family, friends, GPs or community agencies.

It is advisable to telephone the service before coming to the offices.

After hours contact:

Phone (0800) 920 092 for advice

Emergency Department
Christchurch Hospital

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Contact details

Address: Hillmorton Hospital, Middleton, Christchurch 8024
Phone: (0800) 920 092 or (03) 364 0482 extn 3
Hours: 24hr crisis support
Postal: PO Box 800, Christchurch 8140
Fax: (03) 335 4356
Entry criteria
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English, Maori