Family Support

Does someone you care about experience mental health issues or an addiction?



Whānau Matter!

Able referral form - click here to download a fillable PDF

Online Referral Form



able.minds' aim is to provide effective interventions for families/whānau dealing with mental illness and addiction.


able.minds understand the impact that mental illness and/or addiction can have on the family.  able.minds recognize the need for family members to feel supported and well-resourced to cope effectively with the demands placed upon them.


able.minds provide resources and information that may help you and the wider community better understand mental illness or addiction.  able.minds also provide education on different types of mental illness with a key role of assisting family/whānau with problem solving and coping strategies.


able.minds works with you to support your family or whānau member with a mental illness or addiction. We’re here to listen, offer hope and encouragement, help you develop strategies for dealing with difficulties, and to create support networks so you and your family or whānau can cope with the impact of mental illness or addiction.


able.minds acknowledges the importance of the family voice and will support you to feel empowered to ensure that your concerns and your opinions are heard. able.minds can provide practical support in your contact with other service providers if needed.

CUMIA - Children Understanding Mental Illness & Addiction

able.minds understands that mental illness and/or addictions affect more than just the sufferer.  Education and understanding of mental illness and/or addiction are key factors in the recovery process.  CUMIA is a programme that addresses the needs of primary school age children who have a family/whanau member with a mental illness and/or addiction.  This can be undertaken as a peer or family group exercise or parts can be used with individuals. Can be presented as a 6-week programme during the school term or as a school holiday programme over 3 or 4 days.

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For assistance do not hesitate to contact us


Able.Minds referral form - click here for Downloadable PDF


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