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Help Māia fund a modern new outpatient hub for Youth Mental Health


About this
project —


The Cause

In 2019 the Government confirmed funding for the development of new facilities at Hillmorton to have all inpatient services (Child & Youth, Mothers and Babies, Eating Disorders and Adult Rehab) however, there was no provision for an outpatient facility for youth mental health.

Māia's next project is to fund a modern new outpatient hub that will dramatically improve treatment facilities for Child, Adolescent and Youth Mental Health services in Canterbury.

It will help young people in our community be treated and cared for in an environment that supports their well-being; a place that they will want to go to get the help they need and to focus on being well. 

We want our community - our friends, loved ones, families - to be looked after in a physical environment that supports wellbeing. A place that supports our workforce to continue to do the amazing job that they do. 



The Facts

There has been a 43% increase in the number of people in Specialist Mental Health Service care over the last 10 years. 

Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Service demand has increased more rapidly than the adult service

  • 108% increase in new presentations in the past six years
  • Compared to 36% increase to the adult service, against a backdrop of 10% population increase
  • Equates to 300 more children requiring mental health services every month than prior to the earthquakes

CAF Outpatient services are currently spread across three locations in the city. 


Give Now —

Donations using a credit/debit card can be made through our secure payment page or by selecting an option below.

For direct credit or internet transfer, the Māia Health Foundation bank account is Westpac 03-1700-0303533-01. Please include your name as a reference.

If you would like to pay using a cheque they can be made out to Maia Health Foundation and sent to PO Box 36757, Christchurch. 

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