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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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 Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides information and advice to Korean seniors to promote health and wellbeing.
The NZ Fijian Seniors Association provides Fijian seniors with information on New Zealand services for older people and promotes social, health wellbeing, and friendship to reduce isolation.
Primary Health Interpreting Service (PHI) [Waitemata DHB] [Auckland DHB] [Counties Manukau DHB] [Auckland Region]
Primary health services such as general practices, primary care organisations, such as Plunket and health and disability NGOs have access to free interpreting services in the Auckland region funded by the Ministry of Health.
The Rainbow Cub provides Korean seniors with activities, exercises, health talks, singalongs and games to reduce social isolation.
The Refugee Health Promoter works in partnership with health services, refugee communities, government agencies and NGOs to improve the health of refugee communities in the Greater Auckland region.
ARPHS Refugee Health Service provides a medical screening and referral service for quota refugees on arrival at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC); as well as for asylum seekers detained at the Centre.
Refugees as Survivors (RAS) provide group activities and information to Afghani senior men to promote health and wellbeing to reduce social isolation.
The RASNZ Refugee Mobile Team is contracted to provide mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds resettled in the greater Auckland region.
Sahaayta provides holistic, confidential, culturally appropriate counselling and support services for South Asian individuals, couples, families, youth, children and seniors.
Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust provides a range of services for South Asian seniors living in the Auckland region including advocacy, counselling, interpreting support, navigation support, elder abuse and neglect prevention service, physical and social activities (such as cultural, creative, educational, outings, festival celebrations).
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.
The Asian Network Inc (TANI) is a pan Asian community organisation which aims to ensure that Asian New Zealanders enjoy an optimal quality of life and well-being.