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* Nationwide Mental Health Crisis teams *

If a person's mental or emotional state changes or deteriorates quickly, this can be called a mental health emergency or mental health crisis. In this situation, it's important to get help quickly.

Most regions have a mental health crisis team. These teams are called different things in different areas - Some are called Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams (CATT), Psychiatric Emergency Teams/Services (PET/PES). These teams are made up of Community Mental Health Nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and administration staff.

These teams:

  • Are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Carry out assessments under the Mental Health Act
  • Provide consultation and liaison with health services in the community
  • Provide support and short-term help until another team is available or the help is no longer needed

www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams
 

 
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Contact details

Auckland
Northland DHB
Address: Northland
Phone: (09) 430 4101 ext 3501 or After hours (0800) 223 371
Auckland
Waitemata DHB: West Swanson, Piha & Titirangi (Wellsford to North Shore)
Address: Waitemata
Phone: (09) 486 8900
Auckland
Waitemata DHB: Henderson
Address: Henderson, Auckland
Phone: (09) 822 8601 or After hours (09) 486 8900
Auckland
Waitemata DHB: North Shore / East Rodney
Address: Takapuna, Auckland
Phone: (09) 487 1414 or After hours (09) 486 8900
Auckland
Auckland DHB
Address: Auckland City
Phone: (0800) 800 717
Auckland
Counties Manukau DHB: South Auckland to Te Kauwhata
Address: Manukau, Auckland
Phone: (09) 261 3700
Waikato
Waikato DHB: Coromandel, Hamilton to National Park
Address: Hamilton, Waikato
Phone: (0800) 50 50 50
Bay Of Plenty
Bay of Plenty DHB: Western Bay of Plenty
Address: Tauranga
Phone: (0800) 800 508
Bay Of Plenty
Bay of Plenty DHB: Eastern Bay of Plenty
Address: Whakatane
Phone: (0800) 774 545
Gisborne
Tairawhiti DHB: Hicks Bay to Gisborne
Address: Gisborne
Phone: (06) 867 2435 or (0800) 243 500
Bay Of Plenty
Lakes DHB: Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi Lakes
Address: Rotorua
Phone: (0800) 166 167
Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay DHB: Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Waipukurau
Address: Napier
Phone: (0800) 112 334
Taranaki
Taranaki DHB: New Plymouth to Waverly
Address: New Plymouth
Phone: (06) 753 6139 ext 7680
Manawatu / Whanganui
Whanganui DHB: Ohakune, Whanganui to Bulls
Address: Whanganui
Phone: (0800) 653 358
Manawatu / Whanganui
Mid Central DHB: Palmerston North to Waikanae
Address: Palmerston North
Phone: (0800) 653 357
Manawatu / Whanganui
Wairarapa DHB: Masterton to Martinborough
Address: Masterton
Phone: (0508) 432 432
Wellington
Hutt Valley DHB: Lower and Upper Hutt
Address: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Phone: (04) 566 6999 or (0800) 745 477
Wellington
Capital & Coast DHB: Kapiti Coast, Porirua City, Wellington City
Address: Wellington
Phone: (0800) 745 477
Nelson / Tasman
Nelson Marlborough DHB: Nelson
Address: Nelson
Phone: (03) 546 1421 or After hours (03) 546 1800
Marlborough
Nelson Marlborough DHB: Marlborough
Address: Blenheim, Marlborough
Phone: (03) 520 9907 or After hours (03) 520 9999
Canterbury
Canterbury DHB: Kaikoura to Ashburton
Address: Kaikoura
Phone: (0800) 920 092
Canterbury
Canterbury DHB: Christchurch
Address: Christchurch
Phone: (0800) 920 092
West Coast
West Coast DHB
Address: Greymouth
Phone: (0800) 757 678
Canterbury
South Canterbury DHB: Timaru, Mt Cook, Tekapo, Temuka, Waimate
Address: Timaru
Phone: (0800) 277 997
Otago
Otago Southland DHB: Dunedin
Address: Dunedin
Phone: (0800) 467 846 press 1 for Southland; press 2 for Otago
Southland
Otago Southland DHB
Address: Invercargill
Phone: (0800) 467 846 press 1 for Southland; press 2 for Otago
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Cost
Free
Languages
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