Mental Health for Older Peoples


This service provides a free mental health service in Invercargill and Southland district communities to inpatients and outpatients over the age of 65 who have a diagnosable mental health disorder or severe behavioural disorder.


Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals via Single Point of Entry.


Assessment and Treatment:  on acceptance of a referral to our service we will arrange an assessment.  This may take place in our outpatients' clinic or within the home environment.  Once assessment is completed, treatment options and available community resources will be discussed.


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Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • Mental Health Services, Elles Rd (gate 2)

Contact Details

Ph:  03 214 5786

Freephone:  0800 44 33 66

Fax: 03 214 5795

PO Box 828, Invercargill


Single Point of Entry contact details:

Freephone:  0800 44 33 66  or  03 214 5786

Fax: 03 214 5696

PO Box 828, Invercargill


Southland Mental Health Emergency Team