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Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT) and Te Roopu Āramuka Whāroaroa

A person’s living conditions sometimes mean it can be difficult for them to get the mental health and/or addiction related support they need. We can help people with persistent, long-term problems find the help they need.

We provide therapy and education to help people see the early signs of a possible relapse. We also help clients with practical issues, such as connecting them with help from Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ).

Who our service is for

The service is for people with persistent, long-term mental health and/or substance dependency problems, many of whom may be homeless and/or do not have any family support. The service is for people from Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

Te Roopu Āramuka Whāroaroa is a small team that works alongside TACT. They specifically work with people who are homeless but do not necessarily have a mental health illness.

How to access our service

Referrals to TACT can only be made through an MHAIDS clinician or team.

If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call MHAIDS 24/7 on 0800 745 477 or find other options for support here.

What you can expect if you use our service

Once we receive your referral we will arrange a time to meet with you and carry out an assessment. The assessment usually takes about 60 minutes. You can come to see us or we can come to you.

If in discussion with you it is agreed that we are the service best placed to help you, we will develop a plan with you outlining the care and treatment you require. We encourage you and your family to take part in developing the plan.

If we are not the best service for you we will provide you with information about other services that may help you.

Treatments and care we provide

Here are some examples of what we provide for our clients:

  • psychologists use non-drug treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) to provide tools for people to better manage stress and mitigate their problems.
  • mental health nurses help with medication, advocacy and assessment, and can do home visits.
  • occupational therapist can engage you in everyday activities of interest, paid or volunteer work, outside interests and activities to get you on the road to feeling better.
  • social worker provides talking therapy, support with families, psychosocial education, support with social services and connecting people with communities.
  • psychiatrist can prescribe medication if it is the best option.

How to contact us

If you have already been referred to our service, please use the contact details below.

We are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm (closed public holidays).



Last updated 21 March 2024.