Mental Health

Mental health services are comprised of several specialist mental health services listed below. Services are provided at a number of outpatient, inpatient, community-based and mobile facilities throughout Canterbury, including Hillmorton Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital.

You can find out more about Canterbury DHB mental health services on our Specialist Mental Health Service page or below.

25 health services.

Adult Community Mental Health

The Adult Community Mental Health service provides assessment, treatment and support services to adults in the community .Access to Adult Community Mental Health services is via Adult Single Point of Entry (SPOE).

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Anxiety Disorders Service

The Anxiety Disorders Service is a community-based team that provides treatment for people with anxiety disorders.

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Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R)

The AT&R Unit provides inpatient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people with intellectual disabilities and significantly challenging behaviour

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CAF North Community and Outreach team

This outpatient service provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents 0-17 years (or older if still at school) in their family context.

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CAF South Community and Outreach team 

This outpatient service provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents 0-17 years (or older if still at school) in their family context.

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Child, Adolescent and Family Inpatient Services

A specialist regional (South Island) treatment and assessment service for children and adolescents who have severe psychiatric, emotional, behavioural, or developmental disorders are assessed and/or treated.

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Childen, Adolescent and Family Emergency

For children and youth talk to Child, Adolescent, and Family (CAF) Emergency: Freephone: (0800) 218 219 (press option 2)

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Children in Care Team

A service for children and young people between the ages of 0-12 years who have a confirmed or suspected moderate to severe mental health issue.

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Christchurch Opioid Recovery Service

The Christchurch Opioid Recovery Service provides case management and opiate maintenance treatment in the community.

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Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides assessments and outpatient treatment for people that need assistance with moderate to severe alcohol or other drug dependence.

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Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (Totara House)

Specialist assessment, treatment and support provided for young people (18-30) experiencing a first presentation of psychosis

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Eating Disorders Service

The South Island Eating Disorders Service (SIEDS) provides inpatient treatment for people with a diagnosed eating disorder.

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Forensic Mental Health Services

Forensic services provides specialist care for people who, as a result of mental illness, have seriously offended or are assessed as high risk for serious offending. These include; Te Whare Manaaki, Te Whare Hohou Roko, Te Whare Mauriora and the Forensic Community Team (Te Whare Rangihau).

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Hereford Centre

The Hereford Centre offers a range of treatment and support services to individuals with mental health illnesses who experience difficulty in maintaining wellness with previous community mental health services.

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Intellectual Disability Liaison Team (IDLT)

This service is for people with an intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence and are subject to a compulsory care order from the courts.

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Mothers and Babies Community Services (Outpatients)

The Mothers and Babies Service offers treatment to mothers and primary care givers from Canterbury who have been referred by their general practitioner (GP), other mental health services or medical specialists.

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Mothers and Babies Mental Health Service

The Mothers and Babies mental health service provides inpatient treatment for mothers or primary care givers.

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Outpatient Psychiatric Services for Adults with an Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

The PSAID Community Team provides comprehensive outpatient mental health assessment and treatment.

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Psychiatric Services for Adults with an Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

The PSAID Inpatient Unit provides treatment of mental health disorders for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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School Based Mental Health Team

The school based mental health team provides a pro-active school based outreach service to support schools.

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Page last updated: 19 October 2018

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