A range of mental health-care professionals might be involved in your care, including:
- GP (family doctor)
- case manager (sometimes called a key worker)
- mobile assertive outreach team.
You and your family will need to understand who provides which type of care in the region where you live.
If you are Māori, Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander you may want to ask your health-care team to work with a cultural advisor or Indigenous health worker (e.g. Māori health worker or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health worker).
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, an experienced mental health Auslan/NZSL interpreter can be provided.
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