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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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

Bo Ai She [NGO] [Auckland Region]

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

Child Disability, Regional Respite and Rehab: Cultural Case Worker Team [Waitemata DHB] [Waitemata District]

Waitemata DHB's CALD Child Disability Service employs bilingual migrant and refugee cultural case workers to provide navigation, coordination and  culturally appropriate support services, as well as community education for culturally and linguistically diverse families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

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 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.

Connect Supporting Recovery [NGO] [Auckland and Waikato Region]

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.

Danran (for Japanese older people) [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Danran is a Japanese support group for seniors / older people which provides activities and creates networking opportunities.

Hindu Niwas [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Hindu Niwas provides accommodation to seniors, at-risk women and children, socio-economically deprived families, and respite for caregivers, international students and visitors to Auckland for people of any background.

Korean Counsellors [Private] [Auckland Region]

A list of Korean counsellors (private practices) in the Auckland region.

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