Affinity Services is a stand-alone Charitable Company, owned by the Affinity Services Charitable Trust. We are a community based organisation and have provided mental health services in the Auckland region for over 33 years.
Affinity is committed to making a positive difference to the people and communities we serve. We believe we do this best when we work in partnership with others to recognise the strengths we each bring to the relationship. Our partnership approach is reflected in the nature of the relationships we establish and maintain with service users/tangata whaiora, family/whānau, funders, Clinical Services, other NGO organisations and a rich and varied range of other stakeholders in our community.
We are authorised trainers in the Strengths Model and we work with people using the following recovery tools: Prof. Charles Rapp’s Strengths Model; Prof. Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Whā (Four Cornerstones) Model; and Mary Ellen Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Planning (W.R.A.P.).
OUR AIM Our aim is to enable people to achieve their dreams and goals and to contribute to their community.
OUR VISION Our vision is that, together, we will create and sustain healthy communities.
OUR VALUES Our core values underpin everything we do and are.
- Respect – We respect and care for each other.
- Support – We support people’s recovery.
- Diversity – We accept and celebrate each other’s differences.
- Integrity – We have integrity in everything we do.
OUR MISSION We will do this by partnering with Māori and clients, building upon strengths, supporting recovery and providing leadership to improve the health of our communities.
Na te whakahoatanga o Affinity rātou ko ngā Iwi Māori me ngā Tangata Whaiora, ka mahia e tātou ki te whakanui a tātou kaha, kia hanga ngā ara tika ngā ara pai mo te hokinga mai ki te hauora. Hei kaiarahi tātou i tenei mahi hauora e pā ana ki ngā mate hinengaro.
- Adult Crisis Respite
- Community Support for Specific Cultures: Asian / South Asian / Māori / Rainbow / Muslim / Youth / Maternal
- Family / Whānau Support
- Flexible Community Living Support options
- Independent Living / Mobile / Residential
- Kaupapa Māori Support
- Maternal Mental Health
- Occupational Therapy
- Peer Support
- Support for Community Involvement
- Education / Healthy Living / Recreation
- Supported Employment (Job Quest)
- Rainbow Community Liaison and Training
- Muslim Mental Health Services
There is region specific information available for Services:
Community Living Service
This service has a strengths-based, recovery orientation. It assists people who would previously have stayed in inpatient services or residential rehabilitation, or who could no longer remain in their accommodation,…
Community Support Service
Community-based services provide flexible and mobile support services for people who are living independently, but not necessarily alone, in their community. The services are for people who require some additional…
Community Support Service - Asian
Affinity's Asian Service has been developed to meet the changing needs of the growing Asian populations in Auckland.
Asian Support Workers provide a community based service for Asian people who…
Crisis Respite Service
This recovery-oriented respite service provides short term residential intensive support and treatment for people who are experiencing deterioration in their mental health. The service aims to minimise the need for…
Day Activities and Living Skills Service
This activity- and recovery-focused day service helps people to develop life and living skills which may offer the client:
- better involvement with their community and a sense of belonging
Early Intervention for People with First Time Psychosis
(Psychosis: a mental illness characterised by loss of contact with reality, deterioration of normal social functioning and extreme personality changes.)
This is a recovery-focused service specifically for people experiencing symptoms…
Housing and Recovery Service – Residential Rehabilitation
This service provides housing and recovery-focused support for people with mental health problems. The service aims to help people move towards more independent living or to retain their level of…
Tino rangatiratanga: an environment specifically designed by Māori for Māori
Tēna Koutou Katoa
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangaranga maha o te motu, He honore…
Maternal Mental Health Crisis Respite Service
This individually tailored crisis respite service provides short term, recovery-orientated respite options for mothers and babies. Support is provided to mothers who are experiencing acute deterioration in their mental health…
This service provides clients with support from people who have lived experience of mental illness or addiction (peers). The support is individualised to each person’s needs and helps them to…
Supported Employment Coordination Service
This service provides support, training and assistance to help clients prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Clients are helped to identify their career goals, capabilities and training needs, to develop…
Rainbow Community Liaison and Training Team
Working with diverse communities is an essential part of working in mental health. Affinity’s training program will develop your skills, language and knowledge of gender and sexual diversity in Aotearoa…