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Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health and Addiction Services

“Kia Ora!"

Our service is designed around tangata whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

We shall provide our service either:

  • at Whakapai Hauora
  • in the home of tangata whaiora
  • on the Marae
  • in outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki (please phone for more information)
  • any other community venue where tangata whaiora feel comfortable and  appropriate

Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the whare tapa wha model.

Our service includes:

Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:

  • A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
  • A & D Counselling
  • A & D Social Work Services
  • Rangatahi A & D Social Services
  • Basic Life Skills Programmes
  • Activities Group
  • Advocacy
  • Strengthening Families Hui
  • A & D Health Promotion and Education
  • Ongoing support and follow up

Maori Mental Health Coordination Services including;

  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Reducing barriers to Primary Care Services
  • Working with Tangata Whaiora in developing Packages of Care
  • Reducing risks of more severe mental illnesses
  • Ongoing support and follow up

Our Piki Team


Shelly Reardon

Office Manager








Terry Hapi

Kia Piki Te Kaha Kaiurungi Navigator

Erin Fisher
Mental Health Addictions Practitioner



Donna Cummerfield

Mental Health & Addictions Team Leader

Julie Johnson
Mental Health Addictions Practitioner

Joanne Eagle
Mental Health Addictions Practitioner



Valmaye Dawson
Mental Health Addictions Practitioner

Valerie Perkins

Maori Primary Care Mental Health Coordinator









Tony McDonald

Youth Mental Health Practitioner

Kiwa Whareaitu
Kia Piki Te Kaha Kaiurungi Navigator

Tessa Harrison
Social Worker

For more information, please email one of our staff by clicking their name, or phone (06) 353 1884. Our fax number is (06) 353 1885.

This service is available to tangata whaiora aged 17 years and over, and under 17 years if whanau are actively involved. There is no cost to access this service.