Migrant and Refugee Services

A list of cultural or language appropriate health and social services that may be useful for CALD migrant and refugee clients / patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to source and ensure that the information provided on this section is correct at the date of posting on the website. Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please email to eCALD Admin

  • The following list is in alphabetical order.
  • You can search services by DHB region (eg Auckland Central, Waitemata, Lakes). You can find the DHB region location boundaries here.
  • You can also search service by keyword (eg children, older people, Asian, Middle Eastern, family violence, mental health etc).

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Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) - Cultural Capability Team

ACC New Zealand have Chinese and Korean cultural support staff to support clients with information about eligibility, access, claims, queries and other cultural related matters

Affinity Services: Muslim Mental Health Services [NGO] [Auckland & Counties Manukau Districts]

The Muslim Wellbeing Team offers mental health awareness and promotion to the Muslim community, provide support Muslim people experiencing a mental illness and also provide cultural awareness training to mental health providers on the needs of the Muslim community.

Age Concern Asian Service [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The role of the Age Concern Asian Service is to address the challenges and meet the needs of older Chinese people living in Auckland, in collaboration with other existing Chinese agencies and groups, in order to connect the older people to the services and activities available for them to create a sense of belonging in the community.

Asian Family Services [NGO] [National]

This is a national not-for-profit organisation providing a problem gambling related counselling, social worker support service and helpline service in multiple languages.

Asian Health Services (AHS) [Waitemata DHB] [Waitemata District]

Waitemata DHB's Asian Health Services provides a range of cultural and language specific services to Asian patients and community members residing in the North Shore, Rodney and Waitakere regions.

Asian Mental Health Service [ADHB] [Auckland District]

ADHB's Asian Mental Health Service provides Asian clinical cultural consultation services as well as community health support services, working alongside the ADHB mental health teams to ensure the mainstream services are responsive to the mental health needs of Asian service users and their families.

Asian Mental Health Service [Waitemata DHB] [Waitemata District]

WDHB's Asian Mental Health Service has a team of Asian cultural service coordinators and contracted Asian therapists/psychologists providing support to Asian service users who are under the care of the Waitemata DHB's clinical teams. 

Asian Smokefree Communities (ASC) [Comprehensive Care PHO] [Waitemata Region]

Asian Smokefree Communities is a free quit smoking service for Asian people and their families.

Asian Wellbeing Services (AWS) - part of Asian Family Services [NGO - National]

Asian Wellbeing Services (AWS) is part of Asian Family Services, and was established in 2016 to provide multi-lingual and culturally appropriate psychological interventions, tailor-made psycho-education and therapy workshops.

Auckland Cambodian Youth and Recreation Trust [NGO] [National]

The Auckland Cambodian Youth & Recreation Trust is a registered charitable trust which aims to serve the Cambodian community by providing social support services and educational support for youth and recreational activities.

Auckland DHB Interpreting and Translation Services [ADHB] [Auckland District]

Auckland DHB Interpreting and Translation Services provide interpreting and document translation services for Auckland DHB secondary and primary care services.

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