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. In addition to quota refugees, both the RASNZ Clinical and Mobile teams provide specialised assessment and support for asylum seekers during the period when their applications for refugee status are being processed by Immigration NZ. 

The Mobile Team is a multidisciplinary specialist unit comprising: psychologists, psychiatrists, doctor, nurse, social worker and six refugee community link workers representing the Afghan, Burmese, Somali, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Sudanese, and Kurdish communities.

The Mobile Team

  • Travels into refugee communities for maximum accessibility

  • Provides mental health services in assessment, intervention, counselling, social work, body therapies and a range of culturally responsive clinical therapies for trauma, family, and resettlement issues.

  • Provides trained interpreters

  • Consults, trains and collaborates with mainstream mental health services, to assist them in working more effectively with refugees from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Criteria for Eligibility & Costs

  • Adults, children and families from refugee backgrounds who experience mental health related issues.

  • All services are provided free of charge.


Refugees as Survivors New Zealand

  • P.O. Box 22-315,Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Ph: (09) 270 0870 
  • 0800 4 RASNZ (0800 4 72769)




Jul 22, 2017



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