We currently do not have any private beds available and are also currently unable to respond to private enquires.

If you or a loved one require respite and are being treated by one of the Auckland Mental Health Services please follow up with them. Alternatively if you are in crisis and require assistance please call 0800 800 717. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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'I will never forget the love and care for me during my stay at Time Out' Photo of room

Time Out

Time Out Respite offers a peaceful, nurturing, and professional psychiatric mental health respite service in a homely four-bed residential home setting. Our facility in Mt Albert is spacious house with comfortable rooms, home cooked meals, set in a pleasant residential street.

Time Out provides a therapeutic environment and sound clinical care for women experiencing a wide range of mental health problems and life challenges.

Time Out operates on the premise that people will have the best chance of recovery in a small service that offers a friendly, caring and restful environment where their individual needs are given priority.


The Directors of Time Out

Linda Kelly RN

Linda is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 25 years experience in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings. She has additional training in psychotherapy, trauma and sexual abuse counseling, group therapy, psychodrama, and assessment and treatment of psychiatric problems. Linda established Time Out 15 years ago to provide an alternative mental health service for women.

Linda provides clinical management to the service, and is available to discuss any problems and provide support whenever needed.

Helen Moffat BA Hons QTS

Helen is originally from the UK and qualified as a secondary school teacher there. She taught for 8 years in schools where the pupils had challenging behavior, family and social problems.

Wanting a change of career and with a special interest in helping people with mental health issues, she found Time Out as the ideal setting because of its philosophy and unique perspective. 6 years ago Helen became partner and director of the service.

Helen manages the administration of the service and helps women in all ways but particularly with problem solving and life skills coaching.

Dear Linda and Helen,

I'm truly grateful for having open doors and caring hearts for all those who come into your care.

Your compassion and commitment to your job is remarkable.

Always know you both are special and unique, it makes unbearable times have a glimmer of light.
Andrea 12.06.11

Supporting People With:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postnatal Distress
  • Life Adjustment
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss Issues
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
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