Welcome to Te Whare Mahana

Providing local and national mental health services

Te Whare Mahana provides a range of community-based mental health services within Golden Bay, as well as New Zealand’s only national DBT intensive mental health programme.

Te Whare Mahana Trust is an independent, Non-Government Organisation (NGO) based in Takaka, Golden Bay, governed by a Board of community representatives. Golden Bay is renowned for its strong and supportive community, spirit, and stunning location on the border of two National Parks, making it the ideal setting for the Trust’s mental health services.

Local Golden Bay programmes include Community Mental Health Services and an Employment and Vocational service. Te Whare Mahana has strong connections with other local service providers and agencies and works closely with Golden Bay Community Hospital, Mohua Social Services and local GPs.

All Te Whare Mahana’s trained professionals are committed to providing the best quality services and a genuine, warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients, their families and whanau.

Te Whare Mahana is recognised as a key contributor to community health in the region and as a leader in recovery-focused, mental health service delivery nationwide.

Two Service Areas

National DBT Service

Situated in Golden Bay, Nelson Tasman, Te Whare Mahana offers New Zealand’s only national residential Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme. This internationally renowned programme is for people experiencing frequent high levels of distress and have had no success from hospital and community treatments.

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Golden Bay Community Services

Te Whare Mahana provides local services for the Golden Bay community fulfilling our mission “to provide quality mental health services in Golden Bay and assist people working toward wellness and independence.”

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