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Primary Mental Health

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MidCentral District Health Board provides primary mental health services throughout the district.







Services include:

  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Services for children and young people
  • Kaupapa Maori mental health services
  • Forensic Services
  • Services for Elderly
  • Community-based rehabilitation and residential support services
  • Community-based day activity services
  • Consumer-based services

Primary Mental Health, and Iwi and Maori Providers

  • ACROSS Social Service provides Triple P Parenting Program, Postvention and Post Natal support groups.
  • Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust provides alcohol and drug services.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu matches children and young people aged 6 through 18 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
  • Compass Health, Central PHO
  • MASH Trust provides a wide range of support services for people with psychiatric, intellectual or physical disability or illness.
  • Journeys to Wellbeing believes in communities where people who have a lived experience of mental distress are valued and are able to participate and contribute fully.


  • Rangitane O Tamaki Nui a Rua provides Kaupapa Maori mental health services, activity based rehabilitation service/day activity and living and Kaupapa Maori alcohol and drug services.
  • Supporting Families of Manawatu provides education sessions that support and help families to develop skills so that they can understand and cope with the life-long challenges of having a loved one who has a mental illness.
  • Raukawa Whanau Incorporated provides children and young people community services, Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Services, activity based rehabilitation service/day activity and living and Kaupapa Maori alcohol and drug services.
  • Whaioro Trust Board provides Rangatahi work and rehabilitation/employment and educational support services.
  • Youth One Stop Shop provides holistic support, counselling, health, information, advisory and referral services for the youth of Palmerston North and their families/whānau.


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