Become a Member of SF Nelson




Your membership also ensures that Families and whanau have a collective voice when advocating to the local DHB for better mental health services or at a national level to the Ministry of Health or the Government. Because we are an incorporated society, committee members must be paid up members of SF Nelson in order to vote and/or be nominated at local SF Nelson committee level, and also at a national level such as at the AGM of Supporting Families in Mental Illness NZ Inc.




Click on link below for a membership form:


SFNelson Membership form in PDF format

Want to become a member of SF Nelson?


See below for details and a membership form




Nine member branches affiliated to Supporting Families NZ voted at a Special General Meeting held in Wellington at the weekend to decide the future structure of the organisation.  A remit to nationalise the organization was approved by a vote of 7 in favour and 3 votes against (SF Auckland having 2 votes).  Supporting Families Nelson voted in favour of the national structure.  


SFNZ will over the coming month’s transition to a new national structure and the hard work now begins.  SFNZ is determined that this new structure will work for the benefit of family and whanau with a member who experiences a mental illness.


The leadership of the new structure will remain connected to the voices of people living with or affected by mental illness in local communities around New Zealand via Regional Advisory Committees. Local Advisory Groups will be established to help set the direction that should be taken in their community. 


There will be no changes to the current family whanau support service at a local level.








Single Point of Entry Mental Health (SPOE):


 For referral to Nelson Mental Health services phone 0800 776 364.


  SPOE operates Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.


 Crisis after hours calls should be made by calling the hospital 5461800 and asking for the on call Mobile Crisis Team.    


Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865  (0508 TAUTOKO)


assists those in distress, or those who are concerned about the wellbeing of someone else.            



Depression Helpline (open 24/7)  0800 111 757


Need to Talk   Call or Text 1737

SF Nelson

Supporting Families in Mental Illness