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Eligibility & Referrals for AMHS中文 | 한국어

Eligibility Criteria

The service is free for Asian people who:

  • identify themselves as Asian

  • live in the catchment area of WDHB (North Shore, Waitakere, Rodney)

  • experience mental distress

  • are currently under the care of a specialist mental health service

Who can refer:

  • Waitemata DHB specialist mental health professionals including: the Acute teams, the PCLs , the Recovery (community) teams, the Liaison Psychiatry, MH ICU


AMHS is not an interpreting service. Please contact WATIS (Waitemata Translation and Interpreting Service) directly when an interpreter is required.

How to refer

  • Through the online referral system on the AMHS website (email reply within 1 working day)

  • In case of internet access not being available, fax to 09 4871424, but online referral is a better way for faster processing

  • For potential service users, they should visit their GPs first for a referral to the local specialist mental health service, and then a specialist clinician (e.g. the KW) could invite AMHS to the intervention

  • Instead of accepting direct referrals from the community, mental health inquiries related general inquiry including referral criteria and cultural advice on Asian cultures are available for anyone including primary health professionals, and an individual suffering from mental distress or their families/whanau by means of the phone number or email listed