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Mental Health Youth Respite



MASH provides respite short term stays of up to seven days for young people aged between 5-18 years who are experiencing mental health issues or need a break from their everyday environment in Palmerston North. The goals of youth respite are safety, stabilisation, and ongoing treatment in a youth friendly home environment in a rural setting, supported by confident and competent youth workers.

Referrals for respite are received through CAFS, mental health services, or your health professional. 

Once an initial assessment has taken place and the young person meets the eligibility criteria, access to this service can be immediate if there is a vacancy available. 

This service is not for crisis situations. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help, please contact: your local Mental Health Crisis Team through Healthline 0800 611 116 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please phone emergency services 111 

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