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 Alcohol and Drug Addiction services and Gambling Harm Counselling, we can offer: One-on-one counselling support, peer support groups, 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.
We also offer Gambling Harm Multi Venue Exclusion: We offer MVE support which allows you to formally request to exclude yourself from Invercargill and Bluff gambling (pokies) venues from three months to two years.
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:
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.