Mental Health Services

Residential Rehabilitation Service

 Residential Rehabilitation Service

Stepping out of a hospital environment, like regional Forensic Services, and back into the community, is not an easy step to take. Sometimes before this can happen, another step must be taken before fully integrating back into the community. Our Penina Residential service home provides 24/7 care, 365 days a year to people who have made this exciting move towards recovery.

Similar to our other service, support is given on a one to one basis. Support plans are developed between the service user and the residential staff, known as Personal Recovery Plans, which identify the service user’s goals and plans for the future. Together, the service user and staff develop a pathway to achieve these goals, outlining what actions will be carried out and by whom. Support workers provide a range of services including employment, support to enable access to families, and support towards full community integrations and independence.

Entry to this service is restricted to referrals from the community team of Regional Forensic Services (Commonly referred to as Mason Clinic), a regional service managed by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Alcohol and Other Drug Learning and Development

 Alcohol and Other Drug Learning and Development
This service is a form of training to support awareness on issues and information surrounding alcohol and other drugs. This service is delivered through workshops to groups and services including schools, NGOs, community groups, etc. Although the service is specialised in working with Pacific people, access is open to all.

Cultural Support Service

 Cultural Support Service

Similar to our other support services, this service works on recovery goals and aspirations. The service works on a one to one basis with service users to understand their recovery goals, and supports personalised solutions, working with the service user to achieve positive outcomes. Supports include improving access to clinical support services, support in finding accommodation, vocational support, etc.

This service is open to referrals from clinical services within the CMBHD area.

Family Support Service

 Family Support Service

Mental illness affects not only the lives of those who experience it, but also the lives of their families and loved ones. Penina family support service works to help families of people who experience mental illness. This is provided through regular visits with families and monthly support to families with a view to strengthen their ability to support their family members. Our monthly workshops provide information on a range of subjects including understanding recovery, mental illness, and the medications used in treatment.

Referrals for this service are open, this means we accept self-referrals, referrals from GPs and other services.