Residential Services


Hapai Te Ora

Crisis and Respite House


Our Hapai Te Ora Crisis and Respite service allows you time out from your normal daily life to rest, reassess and set new goals. We provide a warm comfortable home and is a place for you to rest, recuperate, eat good food and have the freedom to go out with onsite facilities including Sky TV and free WiFi.

Hapai Te Ora is a place where you can talk and be listened to. You will experience a calm restful environment where you are supported in your mental health recovery journey.

It gives you time to refocus on what is important to you in getting and maintaining on going mental, physical, spiritual cultural and social wellbeing in your life.


Hapai Te Ora

  • Is staffed 24 hours a day by trained peer support workers

  • Can cater for up to three residents at a time

  • You are welcome to have family friends and support workers visit you

  • Food, beverages and linen are all supplied – you need only bring personal clothing and toiletries.

How to access this service

  • Referrals to Hapai Te Ora can be made via

    • Your Mental Health Case Manager at Witherlea House in Blenheim or in NMDHB Nelson

    • Or via your Community Support worker at Gateway, Emerge or Te Piki Oranga.


Vicki Barton - Manager of Hapai Te Ora


Youth House



Gateway Youth House provides a caring and supportive environment for young people engaged with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) services who need a secure and structured environment to work towards their wellness, education and independent living goals.

The house is warm and comfortable with space for up to six young people and boasts facilities such as free WiFi, television and playstation along with easy access to schools, colleges and tertiary education as well as a range of city amenities within easy walking distance.  A placement at the Youth House gives young people from 16 – 22 years of age the chance to develop essential lifeskills, build friendships, and develop their self confidence with 24 hour onsite support from trained and experienced residential support workers.

The support we provide is tailor made for each individual but we'll give you support in getting to and from appointments, work experience and education as well as embedding a routine that will help develop independent living skills such as; budgeting, menu planning/cooking and nutrition, job search and skills for flatting. Our team also provides access to a range of activities and day trips during weekends and holiday periods.

Referrals to the Youth House are via CAMHS or Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Case Managers.

Jaap Noteboom - Manager of Youth House

Milton Court was a great place for us to get back on our feet
— Nelson Family

Milton Court


Milton Court provides a sheltered, supportive accommodation for mental health service users across nine comfortable, self contained, fully furnished flats in a prime central Nelson location.

Milton Court is located in The Wood, an easy walk to a wide range of medical, support agencies, leisure facilities and with quick access to all central city services.

Milton Court residents have access to onsite support which focusses on empowering clients to return to independent living. We offer individualised support which may include support with budget management, shopping, cooking and nutrition, accessing employment and linking clients to external support services as required.

Milton Court placements can be accessed Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) Case Managers.

Vicki Barton - Manager of Milton Court


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