Real Taranaki

Real Taranaki operates a short stay respite service in New Plymouth for young people experiencing difficult times in their lives. It is available on an as-needed basis for 16-20 year olds. 

In a welcoming environment, our team supports young people to get back on track – by supporting them to develop social connections, grow confidence and resilience, and strengthen their connections with family and whanau – so they can live their dreams and thrive in their communities.

Check out a few images from our respite whare:


How to get Real

Any young person who lives in Taranaki may be able to access Real services through the Taranaki DHB child and adolescent mental health service. 

Please contact our Real team if you have any questions, are concerned about a young family member or friend, or have someone close to you staying with us who you'd like to contact.

For after hours help call the mental health crisis team directly on 06 753 6139.

Contact our team

Phone - 06 753 2080 
Email - 
Address - 220 Devon Street West, New Plymouth
Postal address - PO Box 51, Taranaki Mail Centre, New Plymouth 4340