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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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

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.

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. 

Bo Ai She [NGO] [Auckland Region]

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

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.

Community Mental Health Service: Transcultural Mental Health Service [ADHB] [Auckland District]

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 [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.

Kāhui Tū Kaha: Asian Services - Asian [NGO] [Auckland & Counties Manukau Districts]

Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services ) provides the following Asian services:

Kāhui Tū Kaha: Muslim Wellbeing Service - Muslim [NGO] Auckland & Counties Manukau Districts]

The Muslim Wellbeing Service is one of the community mental health services offered by Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services).

Mental Health Foundation: Kai Xin Xing Dong [NGO] [National]

Kai Xin Xing Dong is one of the Mental Health Foundation programmes which aims to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness in Chinese communities, creating inclusive communities for Chinese people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

Refugees as Survivors: Clinical Team [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Mangere Clinical Team is contracted by the Ministry of Health to assess the mental health and wellbeing of all refugees entering New Zealand.

Refugees as Survivors: Mobile Clinical Team [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The RASNZ Refugee Mobile Team is contracted to provide mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds resettled in the greater Auckland region.

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