Family Connections programs in New Zealand and their contact details
If you wish to make contact with Family Connections please identify the person in your area. You can contact them at the phone number listed or complete the contact form below.
Waitemata – Karen Bosher*, Team Leader, Equip Mental Health Services, Phone (021) 512 376
Auckland (City)– Leigh Murray, Family Advisor, Auckland DHB mental health services. Phone 09-307-4949 ext. 26520
Counties-Manukau – Sue Cotton, Family Advisor, Counties-Manukau DHB Mental Health Services. Phone 09 276 0044, Ext: 7884
Hamilton / Waikato – Maureen Mildon*, Family Connections leader, Supporting Families in Mental Illness (Waikato). Phone 0800-555-434
Thames / Coromandel – Julie Taituha-Gibson*, Family Worker, People relying on people (PROP); Phone 07 868 9673
Tauranga -Brian Thomas*, Family Link. Phone 07 577 1457 ext 3
Taranaki – Gareth Andrews* – Family Support Worker, SF (Taranaki). Phone (06) 757 9300
Wellington – Dr Alison Smith, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Porirua CAMHS (04) 3811660. (For parents of young people up to the age of 19)
Christchurch – Diane Issac*, Supporting Families in Mental Illness (Canterbury). Phone 03 366 9284 or 0800 87 66 82
All other areas – Leigh Murray, Family Advisor, Auckland DHB mental health services. Phone 09-307-4949 ext. 26520
* These agencies are Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In most regions Family Connections groups are provided through partnerships between District Health Boards, NGOs and families.