Arataki Ministries

Providing community based support for people with mental health issues in the wider Northland area.

Arataki Ministries is a charitable organisation with offices in Whangarei, Dargaville and Maungaturoto. Since 1991 we have provided support to people with mental health and/or addiction issues in the Northland area. We are a separate organisation, but are strongly linked with the Whangarei Central Baptist Church. We fully respect and work with people from all ‘walks of life’ regardless of faith, sexual identity or orientation, ethnicity etc. Our mission is to simply reflect God’s love for people in a respectful and non-judgemental manner and to do good work in the community we live and work in.

  • Residential Services – Elias House. Begun in 2007, Elias House is a specialist intensive residential rehabilitation service based in Whangarei. This service works with 6 clients who would otherwise spend long periods of time in the acute mental health ward and who need 24 hour support. Elias House is designed for clients with high support needs. Access to this service is solely through Northland DHB, after assessment by a Service Coordinator.
  • Community Support Workers - CSWs from Arataki Ministries work with the client and their family to maintain wellness and to live full and satisfying lives. This means we include the whole person: the mental, physical, social, cultural and spiritual domains. We are a mainstream organisation, but approximately 40% of our staff are Maori. This reflects the population in Northland and our clients.
  • Te Tumu Waiora – Health Coaches from Arataki Ministries work within general practices to provide self-management support that will assist people to achieve their goals for their own mental wellbeing. This includes emotional support and guidance, health education and navigating other services. 
  • Te Tai Tokerau Tangata Whai Ora Network (TTWON) - TTTWON is a Service ‘by Consumers for Consumers’. Staff are called ‘Consumer Networkers’ and have their own experience of mental health or addiction issues.  Their role is to build a network of consumers of mental health and addiction services across Northland. Arataki Ministries and TTTWON work together to undertake this role



Pip Rea

PO Box 5028, Whangarei

"We pride ourselves in putting our clients and their family/whānau first."

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