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Family Connections programs in New Zealand and their contact details

If you wish to enquire about a 12-week Family Connections group, please contact the person in your area listed below. If your area is not listed please contact your local mental health family support service.

Due to high demand for places, priority will often be given to family members of people currently accessing specialist Mental Health services.

Northland Janeen Prohl, Tangata Whai Ora & Whanau Leader, Mental Health Services, Te Whatu Ora/Te Tai  Tokerau.
Phone 021 1987714 or email

Auckland Central  Leigh Murray, Family Advisor, Mental Health Directorate, Te Whatu Ora/Te Toka Tumai.
Phone 021 938226 or email

Whakatane Tangi Nicholas, Pou Whakaaro for Families, Whakatane.
Phone (07) 308 9430 or email

Wellington Moira Jackson, Family Advisor, Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service, (MHAIDS) Te Whatu Ora/Te-Upoko-me-Te-Karu-o-Te-Ika.
Phone (04) 91882455 ext 7455 or email

Southern Mihaela Erdelyi, Family Advisor, Mental Health Services, Te Whatu Ora/Invercargill.
Phone (03) 2145772 ext 48772 or email

For general enquiries please contact Family Connections (NEABPD) NZ Inc at

* These agencies are Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In most regions Family Connections groups are provided through partnerships between District Health Boards, NGOs and families.