Nelson & Marlborough

Support groups / Nelson & Marlborough

CARE Marlborough

Open to those who have had, or are having involvement with a mental health service. They offer an informal, comfortable and warm environment that provides opportunities for recreation, socialisation and a meeting place to share common experiences. They embrace and promote the principles of recovery and work from a strengths model. Open daily from 9am – 3pm.

Phone: 03 578 0302
Email: caremarlb (at)

Compass Peer Support and Advocacy Service (Health Action Trust)

Community Mental Health peer advocacy and support service aiming to empower tangata whai ora/mental health service users/caregivers to receive the best possible service in a culture of respect and recovery, by ensuring their voice is heard and their rights upheld. or or

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Phone: 0800 212798
Email: compass (at)

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service

Offering peer-led advocacy and support to tangata whaiora/mental health services users within the Marlborough community. We walk with you, giving the support and information needed to ensure your voice is heard, and you are able to understand all aspects that relate to your recovery.

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Phone: 03 579 5304
Email: mhconsumeradvocacy (at)

Nelson Postnatal Depression Support Network

In 1989 the network formed from a group of women who had experienced postnatal depression and recognised the lack of support available. It has since grown to a service that provides information and offers support through trained and experienced volunteer support workers. They cover from Nelson to Motueka and provide telephone support for those in rural surrounding areas.

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WAVES - Bereaved by suicide in Nelson

This practical, supportive educational group for 6-8 people is facilitated by professional counsellors and educators and runs over 8 weeks. Attendees are able to share thoughts and feelings about what's happened, discuss the nature of suicide and gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others, including children, after a suicide. The group is open to people 17 yrs + bereaved by suicide. Registration and attendance at a pre-group meeting is essential before attending this group.

Cost: Koha/Donation

Phone: Nelson Bays Primary Health, Karen Winton: 0800 731 317 or 03 539 1647