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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 and Foxton (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 Other Drug Services:

  • AOD Clinical & Cultural Assessments
  • AOD Counselling
  • Rangatahi AOD Counselling Services
  • Activities Group
  • Advocacy
  • Strengthening Families Hui
  • AOD Health Promotion and Education
  • Ongoing support and follow up


Maori Mental Health Coordination Service:

  • 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 Team

Donna Cummerfield
Mental Health & Addictions Team Leader




  Aperira McGregor
Mental Health & Addictions Practitioner


Valmaye Dawson
Mental Health & Addictions Practitioner

Valerie Perkins
Maori Primary Care Mental Health Coordinator



Ranata Cook




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.

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