Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Brief Intervention Talking Therapies

If you are struggling with something affecting your mental health, Brief Intervention Talking Therapy is designed to support you with strategies to help you cope.

People enrolled with a Pegasus Health GP and aged over 16 may be eligible for up to five free sessions of Brief Intervention Talking Therapy.

Our clinicians are English speaking, however, interpreters are available if needed.

Sessions are free and confidential. Click here to find out more.

Our mental health clinicians work from different locations in the community, as well as in some general practices. Directions to our locations in the community can be found below. If you aren’t sure of the location of your appointment, please call our triage team on 0800 246 099.


If attending appointments is difficult for you, Puāwaitanga is a phone counselling service that may be able to assist you. Puāwaitanga is provided by Whakarongorau Aotearoa New Zealand TeleHealth Services. Call 0800 782 999 to book an appointment between 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, visit the Puāwaitanga website.

Te Tumu Waiora

Te Tumu Waiora is a health model that puts wellbeing and mental health at the heart of General Practice through support from Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs) and Health Coaches. They provide free, 15-30 minute sessions for anyone who is enrolled with a Te Tumu Waiora practice and eligible for public health services in New Zealand.

HIPs and Health Coaches work alongside your GP to give you tools to manage whatever is causing your distress, and if needed, link you with services or organisations that may also be able to help.  Often people will have only one or two sessions, but they can have more if needed.

For more information visit the Te Tumu Waiora website. 

1737, need to talk?

Anyone feeling stressed, anxious, worried, depressed, needing advice on mental health or addictions issues can free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day to speak to a mental health clinician.

Physical health checks

People with mental health conditions are reminded that it is just as important to look after your physical health. You should have an appointment with their GP at least once a year for a physical health check, especially if you are taking antipsychotic or opioid substitution medications.

Funding can sometimes be provided to assist with doctors fees if this is a barrier – please discuss this with your GP.

Where to get help

Your GP is the best person to talk to about your mental health. They will be able to offer advice and point you to other services if needed. To find contact details for a practice, you can visit our GP Locator.

MHERC (Mental Health Education & Resource Centre) is a helpful place for more mental health information and services. Visit the MHERC website to view these.

Partnership Community Workers

If you don’t have a regular GP, Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can also help you connect to a practice and other health care you need, including mental health services. PCWs can help you:

  • enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
  • get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
  • visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
  • find other Community Services to support you.

Find out more about PCWs and how to contact them.