Specialist Mental Health Service

Urgent contact

For adults talk to Single Point of Entry:

Phone (0800) 920 092 or (03) 3640482

Fax (03) 363 8107 

Email: SPOE@cdhb.govt.nz

For children and youth talk to CAF Link:

Phone (0800) 218 219 or (03) 337 7758
Email: caflink@cdhb.govt.nz

Other contact

(03) 3377500

Psychiatric Emergency Service

See the Psychiatric Emergency Service page.​​

Adult Acute Inpatient Service (Te Awakura)

Adult Acute Inpatient Service (Te Awakura) is a Four ward complex at Hillmorton Hospital providing assessment and treatment for...

Adult Community Mental Health

The Adult Community Mental Health service provides assessment, treatment and support services to adults in the community.

Child, Adolescent & Family (CAF) Service

This service provides specialist community and inpatient mental health services, including assessment, treatment and education...

Forensic Service

The Forensic Service provides assessment and treatment for people that have acted violently in the context of mental disorder,...

Intellectually Disabled Persons Health

Inpatient and outpatient care is provided for people with an intellectual disability who have a mental illness and/or...

Rehabilitation Service

The Rehabilitation Service provides long term extended care for people who have been assessed as having a significant...

Specialty & Addiction Services

This page contains links to information regarding Specialty & Addiction Services

Te Korowai Atawhai (Māori Mental Health Service)

Nga Pukenga Atawhai (Specialist Māori Mental Health Workers) work as members of multidisciplinary clinical teams to provide...

Clinical Research Unit

The Clinical Research Unit is involved in a variety of research projects for mental health.

Mental Health Staff Training

Training for CDHB Mental Health professionals provided by the SMHS Training Unit.

Extensive information about Specialist Mental Health Service is available on Canterbury.webhealth.co.nz/provider

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Page last reviewed: 28 March 2014
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