We are here to support families/whanau that care for someone with a mental illness or addiction. Our aim is to give families the strength and skills they need for a better life experience at home, in the community and at work.
Able services are:
FREE - MOBILE - CONFIDENTIAL - FLEXIBLE
- Empowered by hope
- Transformed by acceptance
- Strengthened by community connections
- Supporting families/whanau affected by mental illness, addiction and suicide
- Family/whanau and community connectedness is at the heart of everything we do, with the colleagues and clients
- We strive for excellence, always listening, learning and improving how we deliver a quality, culturally appropriate service
- We build on each person's strengths, walk alongside them to support their sense of self respect, belonging and meaningful community contribution
- We are transparent and accountable to all our stakeholders
What we do
able helps families and whanau, including children and young people, of those with a mental illness or addiction to develop strategies for coping with the impact of mental illness on their lives. able also helps develop family based support networks.
able provides a supporting voice for families and whanau, including children and young people, of those with a mental illness, when dealing with service providers, policy-makers, the health system or wherever a strong voice is needed.
able provides information, education and training about mental illness or addiction to families/whanau and carers of people with a mental illness or addiction.
connectable - through Focus Clubhouse and Central Otago Activities Centre
able is dedicated to helping people with a mental illness or addiction to develop the skills and confidence they need to connect socially and contribute to their communities.
workable - through the Vocational Services
able programmes assist people with mental illness in setting employment goals, developing work skills, finding employment and keeping it.