Hi there. Otago Mental Health Support Trust staff will start seeing people face to face again from Monday 18th May under Level 2 covid 19 restrictions. Your peer support worker or advocate will contact you before your next scheduled catch-up to go through the details with you to see how and when meeting up can be done safely for everyone.
The office is currently closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. However we can still be contacted by phone and email and the phone messages are checked regularly Monday to Friday. For 24 hour support if you are feeling distressed, phone or text 1737 toll-free for the mental health helpline which is staffed by trained counsellors. In an emergency always phone 111.
We will listen to you and hear what you say. We do not need to know a diagnosis, if you have one, and we are here for families, whānau and friends too.
Our service is free, confidential, independent and needs no referral.
If you are suffering mental distress and would like support please get in touch. You can call us Toll free on 0800 364462.
For each person the journey of mental distress or addiction and how they achieve recovery, is unique; this means services need to be responsive to a range of needs; peer support has the flexibility to achieve this. MHC