Providing crisis respite for Auckland DHB community mental health services (adult).
Beth-Shean Trust was set up in 1995 to work in any area of community need that the trustees felt called of God to work in. Our primary focus is mental health and well-being. Our mission is to promote hope and wholeness through the provision of safe, quality community-based services, by working in partnership with people recovering from mental health and emotional issues.
We provide crisis respite for Auckland DHB community mental health services (adult) and occasional additional respite for other ADHB mental health services. This includes residential round the clock staffing. Generally this is for 3-4 nights per person in homelike surroundings.
Transitional accommodation - a 7-bed home in Mt Albert, semi- independent shared living for people working on their own recovery from mental or emotional health issues, with their own support people. Staff provide oversight of house, as ’supportive landlord’ only. Self-referral for people using mental health services. Can’t take people with substance use issues.
This kind of respite is a short-term residential intervention to help support a person who is experiencing a lot of stress, and/or is at risk of becoming mentally unwell or going to hospital. For some people respite may be a viable alternative to a hospital admission. Sometimes people stay in respite after being in hospital, to get some extra support for their recovery before returning home.
The trust is a New Zealand registered charitable trust (#CC37281) and is member of Platform, the NGO network of mental health and addictions organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.
People access respite for many reasons, and from many situations. These have included:
"House of safety …….place of Hope"