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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.

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Bo Ai She

Bo Ai She is a Chinese mental health peer support organisation. It offers the following:


Chinese Counsellors

Irene Ho (MNZAC, Bachelor of Counselling, Cert in Gambling & Impulse Control Disorders) offers Cantonese and Mandarin counselling in a private capacity.


Chinese Mental Health Consultation Services Charitable Trust

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. It consists of a team of accredited professionals from diverse Chinese backgrounds.


Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) is a registered charitable trust which offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to both Chinese new settlers and the community.


Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust

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.


Community Child Health Cultural Case Worker

Waitematā District Health Board's Community Child Health Cultural Case workers provide community and hospital based support to migrant and former refugee families from culturally and linguistically diverse  (CALD) backgrounds.

Community Counselling and Therapy Providers

Below are links to counselling and therapy resources for migrant and refugee communities:


Community Mental Health Service: Transcultural Mental Health Service

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.


Danran (for Japanese older people)

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


Disability Connect

Disability Connect provides culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) disability information and advisory service to improve the quality of information to non-English speaking families in the South Auckland region and to connect them to appropriate services.

Diversity Counselling New Zealand [Waikato Region]

Diversity Counselling New Zealand (DCNZ) is a Charitable Trust, established in September 2013. Our team of qualified, registered and experienced professionals are passionate about making a difference to the community. We are here to extend our helping hands to people to overcome their challenges and live a quality life. We are well-placed to make people understand that they are not alone and to make a positive impact on the care people receive. We have an experienced and qualified team of registered professionals offering:


Ethnic Community Groups in New Zealand

The Office of Ethnic Communities provides a community directory of ethnic groups on their website. Their role is to promote the benefits of ethnic diversity to develop prosperity for every New Zealander.