Mahana offers Mental Health services, Alcohol and Drug Addiction services and Gambling Harm Counselling.
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.
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.
Mahana offers a variety of groups
For more information about any of the groups please phone 0800 925 242.
Aronui Arts Therapy Programme (Invercargill only)
A group that aims to reduce alcohol and drug use and gambling harm through the medium of art. A therapeutic process which includes interactive drawing, free expression, role play, writing, painting, sculpting, pencil, charcoal, and crayon.
Groups are held every Monday (except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10.30am-12pm
Te Rongo Pai (Invercargill only)
An open support group, run by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, for individuals and their whanau affected by gambling, alcohol, and/or drugs.
Te Rongo Pai offers peer support, information/education, a friendly environment, resources, and non-judgmental support.
Groups are held every Wednesday (Except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10.30am-12pm
Te Kore (Invercargill only)
Te Kore is a closed group for women who have experienced harm from addictions and/or mild mental health.
Groups are held every Friday (Except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10am-12pm
Groups held in Dunedin:
Iwi Taketake Mahi a Toi / Indigenous Arts Group
Nga Hau e Wha Ropu / The Four winds – Alexandra Corrections
Nga Hau e Wha Otepoti / The Four Winds – Dunedin Corrections Group
Tamahine Tautiaki / Group in Collaboration with Mirror and a particular High School
Turangawaewae / Parent and Childs group (Tuora Wheako/ELA)
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.