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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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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Sport Auckland Green Prescription [Auckland and Counties-Manukau Districts]

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 [ADHB] [Auckland District]

Auckland District Health Board Starship Community

The Starship Community Child Development Service for Asian, refugee and migrant groups provides community health worker positions within the service.  The objective of the service is to increase access to child disability services for groups from Asian, refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Supporting Families in Mental Illness [NGO] [National]

Supporting Families in Mental Illness have Asian bi-lingual staff who provide services to enhance the competence and resilience of Asian families and whanau to meet the challenges of mental illness.

The Asian Network (TANI) [NGO] [Auckland Region]

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.

The Independent Living Service: Chinese staff available [Auckland District]

The Independent Living Service (ILS) is a not-for-profit community focused organisation committed to meeting the needs of disabled people, older persons and their families/whanau.

Umma Trust [Auckland Region]

UMMA Trust provides a place to gain support and resources for refugee, migrant and Muslim families.

Vagus Centre [Auckland Region]

Vagus Centre provides free counselling service to Chinese individuals / families having difficulties in relationships or parenting issues.

WATIS Interpreting Service [Waitemata DHB] [Waitemata District]

WATIS Interpreting Service is the provider for interpreting services for Waitemata DHB secondary and primary care services.

Women's Swimming Programmes [Auckland District]

The following facilities in the Auckland region are running women’s swimming and water safety programmes.

Yan Oi Sei [NGO] [East Auckland]

Yan Oi Sei is a registered charitable trust which aims to support individuals' mental wellness with particular emphasis in the Chinese community by providing psychoeducation and support for mental health service users living in residential rehabilitation facilities.

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