Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to this Family/Whanau and Support Services section.

This section has been developed with Family/Whanau and with the support of key agencies such as SF Supporting Families and the Taranaki District Health Board's Mental Health & Addiction Services.

You may access any of the following sections either from the drop down menu on the home page or directly by clicking in the title below:

Sections with direct links;

Accessing Mental Health Services
What to do in a Crisis
Acute Homebased Treatment
Crisis Respite for Services Users and Caregivers
Family Meetings-Questions to ask
Introducing the Mental Health Treatment Team
Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Services
Treatment in an Acute Setting
Going into Hospital
Understanding Compulsory Assessment
Care Pathway
How medication Helps
Family/Whanau & Supporters Guide to Te Puna Waiora
Codes of Rights
Family/Whanau Code of Rights
Consumer Code of Rights
Mental Health Act
The Privacy Act
Expressing Concerns
How to make a Complaint
Getting a Second Opinion
Seeking Official Information
District Inspector of Mental Health
Looking after yourself
Your Attitude towards Mental Illness
Helping Parents & Children cope with Mental Illness
Family/Whanau & Supporters Guide to Te Puna Waiora
Consumer Advisors, Peer Support and Advocacy and Support Groups
Alcohol & Drug use and Mental Health
Smoking & Mental Health
Suicide & Mental Health
Understanding Mental Health Jargon  


Like Minds Taranaki gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this website by
The Ministry of Health

and would also like to acknowledge the extensive input of SF Taranaki to this section

Feedback is always welcome
Like Minds Taranaki - 06 759 0966


SF Supporting Families Taranaki