Community and NGO Pasifika services

Community mental health teams will carry out an assessment to see what kind of help you need. This could be a psychological or a psychiatric assessment.

There are community mental health teams that focus on children and young people. There are Pasifika community mental health teams in regions with a large Pasifika population. These services are linked to DHBs so you will usually have to live in the right DHB area to access them. There are often Pasifika workers within mainstream services. Ask and find out.

Pasifika community mental health services

Isa Lei: Waitemata DHB (West Auckland region)

Adult Pasifika Community Mental Health Services

33-37 Aramount Drive, Henderson, Ph: (09) 822 8750

Hours: 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday.

Visit the Isa Lei website.

Lotofale: Auckland DHB, (Auckland-Central region)

Adult Pasifika Community Mental Health Services

Lower Ground Floor, Building 16, Cornwall Complex, Greenlane Clinical Centre, 214 Greenlane Road West, Greenlane, Auckland

Ph: (09) 623 4689

Hours: 8.00 am- 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the Lotofale website.

Faleola: Counties Manukau DHB (Manukau / South Auckland region)

Adult Pasifika Community Mental Health Services

492 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland

Ph: (09) 623 4689

Hours: 8.00-5.00 Monday to Friday.

Visit the Faleofa website.


Child & Youth Mental Health Services for young people aged 4 to 18 years, (including Maori and Pasifika mental health teams)

3rd Floor, 7 Springs Road, East Tamaki, Auckland

Call: (09) 265 4000 / (09) 265 4017

Hours:  8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the Whirinaki website.


A mobile Pasifika Island Alcohol & Other Drug & Gambling Service which provides their services in the Auckland region

492 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland

Call: (09) 845 1800

Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the Tupu website.

Health Pasifika (Capital and Coast DHB – Wellington)

A specialist Pasifika community mental health & addictions team providing services for adults, children and young people that have moderate to severe illness.

Kenepuru, Porirua

Call: (04) 978-2936, Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5.00 pm

Adult clinic Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Child and Adolescent clinic days: (appointment only).

Visit the Health Pasifika website.

Non-government mental health services for Pasifika

NGO services

NGO or non-government organisations also provide services to help. They offer community support services and sometimes clinical services.  There are many Pasifika NGOs that can provide support.

Penina Health Trust: Community Support Service

NGO Mental Health and Addictions Service.

186 Russell Road, Manurewa, Auckland

Call: (09) 269 7989

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Visit the Penina Health trust website.

Vaka Tautua

Vaka Tautua provides peer support, mental health navigation team and community support services for older peoples, people living with disability and those needing support for mental health.  It also has a Like Minds Like Mine programme aimed at removing discrimination and de-stigmatisation of negative and destructive behaviours and attitudes toward people who have experienced mental illness.

Call (toll free): 0800 825 282

Auckland: Unit 7 / 586 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2025, Ph: (09) 250 1812

West Auckland: 102 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612,  Ph: (09) 836 6534

Wellington: 2A Raiha Street, Elsdon, Porirua, Wellington 5022, Ph: (04) 237 1096

Christchurch: Unit 18 / 105 Bamford Street, Woolston, Christchurch 8023, Ph: (03) 943 1683.

Visit the Vaka Tautua website.

Fonua Ola

Fonua Ola is a social services provider based in Auckland, predominantly supporting the local Pacific community to cope in times of economic, social and cultural adversity.  This includes youth mentoring, counselling, post trauma, grief, depression and loss.

32 Station Road, Otahuhu, Auckland

Call: (09) 270 2089 or (027) 270 2089.

Visit the Fonua Ola website.

K’aute Pasifika, Raukawa Charitable Trust

Primary healthcare, education, training and social services. Child and adolescent mental health service.

960 Victoria Street, Hamilton Level 1, Hamilton

Call: 07-8341482

Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

Visit the K’aute Pasifika website.

Taeaomanino Trust

Taeaomanino Trust provides various social support services including: Alcohol and other Drugs Services (AOD), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Family and Individual Counselling Pasifika people, families and groups within Porirua City.

Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

The Village Collective

Health promotion targeted at Pasifika youth, including Rainbow.

Unit 1 / 30 Hobill Ave, Wiri, Manukau, Auckland

Call: (09) 263 4784

Visit the Village Collective website.

Other Services

To search for other health and wellbeing services in your region, visit the Webhealth service provider directory.

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