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Respite Services

Respite Services

Respite services are provided by a range of different community organisations across the country and the Auckland region. Most of these organisations are listed in the Community Support Services section of this resource. They offer a home-like environment away from home for some time out at times of high distress to help people prevent the need for hospital admissions.  Referral processes vary from service to service. You may need to talk to your GP, mental-health team, or your local crisis team to get a referral to respite.

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Emerge Aotearoa Respite Services
Emerge offers a number of different respite services across the country. Contact your local Emerge office for details. https://emergeaotearoa.org.nz/our-services/respite-care/

Pathways Respite Options
Pathways is another national organisation that provides respite services in different regions. Contact your local office for details.


Awhi Rito
A maternal mental-health respite house in Manurewa provided by Kahui Tu Kaha

Beth Shean
A respite facility in Mt Albert within the ADHB region provided by Beth Shean Trust.

Koromiko House
A respite house on the North Shore provided by Equip.

A youth respite service with several beds and a day-programme option for young people living in the ADHB region, provided by Kahui tu Kaha.

Piri Pono
A peer-led acute alternative to inpatient admission in Silverdale provided by Ember for people living within the WDHB region.
https://ember.org.nz/ | info@ember.org.nz

Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi
A tikanga Maori respite service in Avondale provided by Te Kotuku ki te Rangi

The Bach
A youth respite service in West Auckland, primarily for young people using the WDHB early psychosis intervention service but available when needed to other young people in crisis also.

Time Out
A respite service offering two accommodation options for women over 18 and adolescents who need some time out. 

Tumanako & Te Aroha
Two adult respite care options provided by Kahui tu Kaha in Manurewa

Walsh Trust Respite Options
Walsh Trust provide a respite house for adults in West Auckland and on the North Shore for older people who require short term support with their mental health called Te Whare Rata.

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