St Marks provides a unique treatment facility in the top of the south, based on therapeutic community concepts with a strong family/whanau emphasis.
St Marks has developed a holistic based approach to the treatment of addiction. This approach is derived from the ideas based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model, developed by Professor Mason Durie. These concepts are the four pillars of health i.e. Taha Hinengaro (Mental Health ), Taha Wairua (Spiritual health ), Taha Whanau ( Family Health ), Taha Tinana ( physical health).
The programme includes individual counselling, group therapy sessions, art therapy, life story, education sessions, relapse prevention, anger management and assertiveness, developing communication skills, self-esteem, life skills, recreation, waiata/tikanga and much more in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.