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Family Mental Health Service (FMHS)

Family Mental Health Service (FMHS)

Based in Mosgiel, Family Mental Health Service is WellSouth’s community mental health service for individuals of all ages and families experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

FMHS clinicians work with people and families with for a period of up to six to eight months – along with their GPs and other health professionals.

Māori, Pacific Island and high-needs populations are prioritised for the service.

An individualised treatment plan is created for clients and the service delivers strengths-based mental health treatment and therapy service for people of all ages in a community setting.

FMHS works in partnership with a number of other organisations and schools including providing advice and information to others around the care of individuals with mental health issues.

Access and referrals

Accessing FMHS is principally by GP referral, but other community agencies, schools or, in some instances, self-referrals are accepted as well.

We are proud to offer our services to people of all ages enrolled with the following Dunedin and Mosgiel area general practices free of charge:

  • Mornington Health Centre
  • Broadway Medical Centre
  • Green Island Family Health Care
  • Green Island Medical Centre
  • Outram Medical Centre
  • Mosgiel Health Centre
  • Gordon Road Medical Centre

Contact FMHS team leader Terry Ebeling or Primary Mental Health Service Manager, Stacy Harborow