Mahana - Southern Maori Mental Health & Addiction Service

Mahana provides support to individuals and whānau experiencing mild to moderate issues with mental health and addiction.

Mahana offers Mental Health services to help you or someone you know, we can offer: Assessments, Intervention, Access to cultural wellbeing activities and Mobile service options.

Mahana also offers Addiction services, we can offer: One-on-one counselling support, a peer support group, Cultural wellbeing activities - site/community based, Creative arts, Wananga-based interventions, Pou Whirinaki cultural advisor support, and Mobile service options.

In addition to counselling, Mahana facilitates a range of cultural wellbeing initiatives, delivered as experiential learning activities that focus on building cultural resilience, connections and inclusion.

Please note: If you are engaged with a secondary service, you are not eligible for entry into Mahana. Mahana is NOT a crisis intervention service.

Services are extended: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm. Late night options by appointment.

Tikanga setting: Mahana is guided by a Kahui Kaumatua, ensuring culturally safe delivery of services to tangata whaiora and whanau.

Art Therapy Programme (Invercargill only)
A group programme which aims to reduce the harm of alcohol and drug use and problem gambling by exploring and understanding why participants use these substances.

Through art participants can explore:

  • The role alcohol and/or drugs plays in their lives.
  • The impact it has on themselves, whānau and community.
  • Their attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values.
  • The actions and consequences of substance abuse.
  • An understanding of self.
  • A life without alcohol and/or drugs.

Includes interactive drawing, free expression, role play, writing, painting, sculpting, pencil, charcoal, and crayon.

Working together in a team with like minded individuals can do wonders for mental health and give new perspective, here are some of our team building photos.

Mahana - Southern Maori Mental Health & Addiction Service

are ready to help

Our Team

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David Ihimaera
Regional Manager
Manukura ā-rohe
Blondie Ngamoki
Manager/Practitioner - Mahana
Joe Clarke
Cultural Advisor
Tira Ririnui
Addictions Counsellor
Arianna Andrews
Addictions Counsellor
Elton Hakopa
Addictions Counsellor
​Sandra Stiles
Administrator
Ricky Ngamoki
Manukura
Alana Clarke
Administration
Elizabeth Murphy
Addictions Counsellor