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Do you, or does someone you know, need help now? Contact Te Haika

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and you’re worried about your safety or their safety, we provide assessment and short-term treatment services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Who our service is for

Our service is for anyone in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and the Hutt Valley.

How to access our service

You can phone Te Haika, our 24/7 mental health and addiction contact centre, on 0800 745 477.

Or you can ask your whānau, friend or other support person to contact us.

Alternatively, your GP or another community health provider can refer you.

Once we’ve spoken with you or with someone who’s supporting you, we will assess you to decide what the best options are.

This assessment may be carried out at a clinic, in your home or at another agreed venue. We will discuss assessment and treatment options with you.

This team was previously known as the crisis assessment and treatment team (CATT team).

Last updated 12 October 2017.