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Resources for whānau/family 

Here are some relevant resources to help you learn about the mental health system, your rights as whānau, and other helpful services which are available in the Western Bay of Plenty. We will be adding and updating information to make sure the most current and relevant information is available.  

Accessing Mental Health Services in Aotearoa

Information about the process of getting help and important questions to ask your specialist 

The Mental Health Act (1992)

Your rights under the Mental Health Act 1992 

The Privacy Act

You and your whānau's rights under The Privacy Act.

The Substance Addiction Act

Details about compulsory assessment and treatment under the Substance Addiction Act

Services in the
Western Bay
of Plenty

Relevant Services for Whānau/Family

Mental Health Conditions

Up to date information for Whānau/Family from the Mental Health Foundation

Self Care & Coping

Looking after yourself is important. Here are some ideas for self-care


We have several books on a wide range of mental health and wellbeing topics

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