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Youth mental health services‘ exciting move

Sean Putty, left, - Team Leader Adolescent Team MICAMHS; Dr Paul Meens – Clinical Lead MICAMHS; and Nicola Chadwick – Team Leader Child Team MICAMHS take a look around the new office space. Supplied photo.

An exciting opportunity to grow and develop youth mental health services is how a move off-campus for three of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s youth mental health teams is being viewed.

On Thursday, August 27, the Sorted Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Service, Adolescent Mental Health Services, and the Young Person Mental Health Acute Duty teams moved from the Tauranga Hospital campus to 290 Cameron Road, Tauranga.

Anja Theron, Nurse Leader Mental Health and Addictions Services says the move is key to enabling future service growth.

“An exciting opportunity to help our services continue to grow and develop presented itself at short notice, in terms of this office space, and needed to be taken or it would have been missed.

“With continuing future increases in population and service requirement, our teams need space to grow and the new premises offer that potential. They also better allow those teams to meet the needs of the diverse age groups they serve.”

The new office premises are located above John’s Photo Pharmacy, next door to Employ NZ and across the road from Noel Leeming.

It is the same office space which was previously occupied by the BOPDHB’s Planning and Funding teams until they moved to their new location off 17th Avenue.

For those needing to contact any member of the teams, all contact details remain the same apart from physical location.

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