Mental health and addictions

Mental Health & Addictions provides mental health and addictions services to the population of the Waikato District Health Board and regional forensic services to the Waikato, Lakes, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty district health boards.

 Mental health services are delivered throughout the Waikato DHB’s district by geographical sectors (North Central, North Rural, South Central and South Rural). More details are provided below.


Services provided include:

Adult mental health and addictions

Community sectors

North Central (London Street)

  • Adult Mental Health

North Rural (Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki)

  • Adult Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Infant Child & Adolescent Service

South Central (London Street)

  • Adult Mental Health

South Rural (Te Awamutu/Tokoroa/Te Kuiti/Taumarunui)

  • Adult Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Infant Child & Adolescent Service

Adult wards Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre

  • Ward 34
  • Ward 35
  • Ward 36


 Specialty mental health



Key personnel

Vicki Aitken
Interim Executive Director
Rees Tapsell
Director of Clinical Services


Mental Health and Addictions services are both inpatient and community based.
Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus
    • Executive director, clinical director  and corporate support, Hockin Building
    • Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and Puna Whiti (Transition House)
    • Mental Health For Older Persons - Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building, Gate 3, Pembroke Street
    • Perinatal Mental Health - 222 Pembroke Street
    • Consultation liaison psychiatry - 222 Pembroke Street


    • Triage/Crisis/Home treatment - 193 London Street
    • Adult Mental Health - 193 London Street
    • Alcohol & Other Drugs - 193 London Street
    • Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health – 206 Collingwood Street
    • Integrated Recover Service - 107 Ohaupo Road

North sector (Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki) – Manaaki Centre, Thames Hospital campus
South sector (Te Awamutu/Tokoroa/Te Kuiti/Taumarunui) – 298 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu

Referral information