Mental Health Services

The Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team provides both acute and non acute mental health community services for people aged 18 years and over who have been diagnosed with a significant mental illness.

While the service is operated by the Southern District Health Board, the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health team is situated next door to the hospital in Balclutha, operating out of 24 Clyde Street. 

The onsite team consists of Psychiatric District Nurses, a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, a Social Worker, a Occupational Therapist, a Visiting Psychiatrist and Psychologist for Adults, Child and Youth workers and a Visiting Psychogeriatrician all supported by onsite administration staff. 

To make enquiries with the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team:

Please contact 03 419 0440 during the hours of 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours, or for acute care please contact 0800 467 846.

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Location: 9-11 Charlotte Street, Balclutha