Youth Mental Wellbeing Services
He Kākano Āhau

He Kākano Āhau supports taitamariki (12 to 24 years) across Te Tai Tokerau that are experiencing any form of distress by reducing the stigma around mental health and helping them to return to living their best lives.

We focus on early detection, comprehensive assessment and intervention that is delivered in a way that is comfortable and culturally appropriate. This includes seamless navigation and support into other services when required.

We have youth workers and clinicians that work across Te Tai Tokerau. Please contact your local provider:

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. 1737 is a free service for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, or who just need to chat with someone.

Accessing the service

He Kākano Āhau uses an ‘any door is the right door’ approach for people to access the service, which can include self-referral or referral from another health and wellbeing care provider. There are no fees charged or ‘criteria’ for taitamariki to access the service.

If you’re a health care practitioner, you can refer taitamariki to He Kākano Āhau through the primary mental health pathways. If you’re a parent or caregiver, you can access the service for your taitamariki by contacting us.

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Mental health and addiction support in the community

Te Tumu Waiora