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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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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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.
Lifeline Aoteoroa provides a 24/7 Helpline service which includes face to face counselling, 0800 Kidsline and Chinese Lifeline.
The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) is a registered charitable trust which offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to both Chinese new settlers and the community.
The ADHB Transcultural Mental Health Team provides clinical services to migrant and refugee clients with significant cultural issues that impact on their ability to access mental health services, and act as a cultural consultation resource to clinical staff within the CMHC teams. Consultation is also available to the ADHB Maternal Mental Health service.
Connect Supporting Recovery is a mental health non-governmental organisation which has an Asian support team covering 15 Asian languages including: Hindi, Japanese, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Japanese.
The RASNZ Refugee Mobile Team is contracted to provide mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds resettled in the greater Auckland region.
Green Prescription is a referral based health and wellness programme for adults 18 years and over who would like support and motivation to get active and improve their lifestyle, a free interpreter will be arranged for eligible clients who have limited or no English speaking ability for the initial consultation.