Stepping Stone Trust - Community Mental Health Recovery Services | Services
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Services

We operate both residential and community services – summarised below and on the ‘Services’ drop-down menu.

Services for Adults

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ADULT RESIDENTIAL

Our Adult Residential services provide assistance to people in their day-to-day recovery. Staff support people to maintain helpful daily routines, live well with others, and reach their goals, with the hope they can move to more independent living.  SST has several supported residential houses where staff are based.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

ADULT RESPITE

All of our Respite services provide a warm and supportive environment for short stays. Respite can be accessed in times of crisis, or this can be planned. There is also an option of a separate Respite service for women, in a quiet cottage setting. Our staff take care of meals, laundry and housekeeping, allowing guests to focus on getting well or keeping well.

Access to this service is via a GP, or CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Great News – view our newest Planned Respite location – Penruddock House

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORK

Community Support Workers visit people in their own homes on a weekly basis. This support is utilized to assist people in maintaining wellbeing and achieving their goals.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, G.P. or any allied health service.

MOBILE MEDICATION SERVICES

Our Mobile Medication Service assists people to stay well by supporting them in taking medication regularly. Staff visit people in their own homes, delivering their medication and monitoring their wellbeing.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

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ADULT EMERGENCY HOUSING

SST has a limited number of beds available for those needing short-term accommodation while permanent accommodation is found. This service operates in conjunction with our Planned Respite service.

Access to this service occurs via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Services for Children, Young People and Families

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YOUTH RESIDENTIAL

Youth Residential provides a stable, supportive environment for young people who need assistance with their recovery throughout each day. Young people are supported to attend their personal programmes and learn life skills which support them to flourish.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

YOUTH RESPITE

Youth Respite provides young people with the opportunity to have a change of scene and support to manage times of crisis.

Access to this service occurs via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

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YOUTH MOBILE

Youth Mobile is an intensive support option, with staff visiting young people in their own homes as frequently as required, with daily visits an option in times of crisis.

An additional guide to the Youth Mobile service, designed for CDHB Case Managers, is available here.

Access to this service occurs via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

YOUTH COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORK

Visiting young people weekly, our Community Support Workers provide regular input to assist young people to achieve their goals.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

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CAROLINE REID FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE

The Caroline Reid Family Support service provides support to children and young people (aged 7-16) whose parents experience mental illness. This service provides education, support and fun activities for the children and young people, as well as support to parents.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, or via referral from any agency working with the family.

COMMUNITY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (CYMHS)

This is a brief intervention service, offering young people up to six sessions to assist them to manage mild to moderate mental health and addiction issues. Young people can be seen at school, health clinics, or at home.

Access to this service can occur for a young person by self-referral, or a parent/caregiver or school staff member arranging an appointment. This service is run in conjunction with Purapura Whetu and Odyssey House. You can find a referral form here (link to Odyssey website).