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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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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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 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.

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.

Auckland Diabetes Centre, Asian Nurse Specialist, South Asian Diabetes [ADHB] [Auckland District]

The Asian Nurse Specialist provides advice and support on diabetes self management to South Asian patients and family members and provides training to health professional in primary and secondary care sectors.

Auckland Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) - Asian and South Asian Services [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Auckland Elder Abuse Response Service (a collective of Age Concern Counties Manukau, Age Concern Auckland, Age Concern North Shore, Vaka Tautua and Shanti Niwas), covers the Auckland region, working collaboratively to assist older Asian and Pacific people who have been referred to our service. The Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) aims to improve the quality of life of older people in abusive situations and to prevent abuse by providing information, education programmes, advocacy and support. If your are concerned about elder abuse, whether you are an older person yourself, a family member, friend, neighbor or professional, you can contact our Elder Abuse Responsive Service team for free and confidential advice. Our qualified EARS Social Workers have a wide knowledge of the needs of older people and their carers and they work closely with relevant organisations.

Bo Ai She [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Bo Ai She is a Chinese mental health peer support organisation.

Chinese Counsellors [Private] [Auckland Region]

Irene Ho (MNZAC, Bachelor of Counselling, Cert in Gambling & Impulse Control Disorders) offers Cantonese and Mandarin counselling in a private capacity.

Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Charitable Trust [NGO] [National]

The Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services provides clinical and educational services to support and promote the mental health needs of Chinese people in New Zealand.

Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides group activities suitable for Senior Chinese 65+ years living in Auckland such as Tai chi, crafts, health talks, mah jong, outings, Chinese movies, puzzles, chess, singalongs and games.

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