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Central Regional Forensic Adult Mental Health Service

Who our service is for

The Central Regional Forensic Adult Mental Health Service covers Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne districts. The forensic mental health services operate between the criminal justice system and general mental health services. They focus on managing and giving expert advice about people who present with serious mental health conditions in a variety of settings including prisons, courts, specialised inpatient units and the community. The forensic service works closely with the justice system to provide secure assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for mentally ill offenders, alleged offenders, or adolescents who pose a high risk of offending.

We have forensic adult community teams based near the courts in the main cities in each district and near the the 5 prisons in the central region of the North Island.

Referrals

Forensic community team:

  • Referrals are accepted for clients who come through a forensic inpatient pathway. The service is primarily for Special or Restricted patients who are transitioning from hospital or who are continuing to reside in the community on short or long leave but who remain under the care of the Forensic Service because of their legal status.

Prisons:

  • Mental health referrals are sent to the forensic community team for all prisoners who have been screened positive for mental health illness on entry to the prison.
  • Referrals can be sent via prison GPs or health units, justice liaison nurses, community mental health services and other regional forensic services.

Central Regional Forensic Youth Mental Health Service

Who our service is for

The Central Regional Forensic Youth Mental Health Service covers Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne districts. Staff in this service are strategically placed throughout the region and have 3 specific areas of provision:

  1. Youth courts
  2. Youth offending unit
  3. Youth justice residential centres

Referrals

Forensic youth community team

  • Referrals are accepted for clients who come through a forensic inpatient pathway. The service is primarily for Special or Restricted patients who are transitioning from hospital or who are continuing to reside in the community on short or long leave and who remain under the care of the Forensic Service because of their legal status.

Prisons

  • Mental health referrals are sent to forensic community team for all prisoners who have been screened positive for mental health illness on entry to the prison
  • Referrals can be sent via prison GPs or health units, justice liaison nurses, community mental health services and other regional forensic services.

Youth justice residential centres and youth offending units

  • All young people entering these facilities are seen by the forensic youth team.

How to contact us

You can contact us between 8am and 4.30pm. Please use the details for your location below.

Whanganui

  • Phone: (06) 348 7899
  • Fax: (06) 348 7890
  • Address: Whanganui Regional Forensic Service, The Heritage Building, 136 St. Hill Street, PO Box 796, Whanganui 4540

Palmerston North

  • Phone: (06) 353 3040
  • Fax: (06) 353 3041
  • Address: Palmerston North Forensic and ID Service, 268 Broadway Avenue, PO Box 796, Palmerston North

Napier

  • Phone: (06) 834 1814
  • Fax: (06) 878 1680
  • Address: Napier Forensic and ID Service, Napier Health Centre, 76 Wellesley Road, Napier 4110

Tairawhiti

  • Phone: (06) 867 0819
  • Fax: (06) 867 293
  • Address: Regional Forensic Services, 73 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010

Wairarapa

  • Phone: 06 9469808
  • Fax: 06 9469849
  • Address: Masterton Regional Forensic Service, Level 2 , 49-51 Lincoln Road, Masterton

Wellington/Porirua/Hutt

  • Phone: (04) 918 2471
  • Fax: (04) 918 2477
  • Address: Regional Forensic Service, 45 Raiha Street Porirua 5240

Last updated 26 October 2017.