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 SFNelson?


See below for details and a membership form


World Bipolar Day


Thursday 30 March was World Bipolar Day (WBD).


 WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar conditions  and to eliminate social stigma.


 WBD is celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having a bipolar condition. 


WBD is an initiative of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) in collaboration with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)  . 


Bipolar disorder seems fairly easy to understand. It’s a disorder where a person experiences extreme mood changes, highs and lows, with periods of normality in between.  But, if you look further into the disorder or hear people talk about their experiences, it starts to get a little more complex.


Click on this website to Learn more about two common types of bipolar.  Or listen to three SANE Speakers talking about how they would describe their experiences to a friend.  



Changes to Nelson Marlborough Health Adult Community Mental Health Location:


 From February 20th Nelson and Tasman DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services have relocated so different teams can work together in the same building.  Its part of the work underway to provide more integrated care and better access to services.  


People with a GP practice or who live within Rai Valley to Tahunanui will come under the care of the Nelson Mental Health team which is located in the former Kawai Clinic phone 03 546 1870. 

Those with a GP practice or who live within  Stoke and rual Tasman District will come under the care of the Tasman Mental Health team   which is located in the former Mental Health administration building phone 03 546 1466.  


The Community Assessment Team (CAT) covers all areas of Nelson and Tasman and is located in the Former MCT building.  Phone 03 546 1421 . 

Single Point of Entry (SPOE)  phone 0800 776 364.




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



SF Nelson

Supporting Families in Mental Illness