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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.

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Age Concern Asian Service

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.


Auckland Cambodian Youth and Recreation Trust

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

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

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

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. 


Chinese Counsellors

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


Community Mental Health Service: Transcultural Mental Health Service

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.

NZ Red Cross: Refugee Programmes [National]

NZ Red Cross Refugee Programmes include:

PACTRANZ - Pacific International Translations [Private] [National]

Pacific International Translations Ltd is a professional document translation provider on a fee for service basis.

Safari Multicultural Playgroup Project [NGO] Auckland Region]

The Safari Multicultural Playgroups support mothers with children under five years old, from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Alongside the playgroups the project offers mothers English classes, information and parenting workshops and connection with other service providers including health services. Mothers are encouraged to participate in play with their children while also pursuing their own personal development.


Sport Auckland Green Prescription

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.


Starship Community - Child Development Service

The Starship Community Child Development Service for Asian, refugee and migrant groups provides community health worker positions within the service.