Mental Health & Addictions Service
Peer Support Services
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support
All of New Zealand
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke
Most of our referrals come from the District Health Board's mental health teams. However, if you have any questions or to find out if this service is available in your area, please contact the Emerge Aotearoa office nearest you.
Our peer support workers have themselves experienced mental illness and had experience using mental health services, offering a unique understanding of the challenges clients using our services may be facing. The relationship between a client and their peer support worker can form a key pillar on their recovery journey.
Our peer support services are individualised to each person's needs and helps them to understand and implement their own recovery and to strengthen their involvement in the wider community.
Peer Educators also facilitate programmes of 12 week workshops – Moving Through the Concrete Jungle and PeerZone. The intention of these workshops is to develop and increase skills for life for people who experience mental distress in peer-led group setting.
The workshops are interactive and promote mental and physical wellbeing from a holistic perspective. Participants are provided with tools for whole of life wellbeing in a community of mutual support.
For more information please contact your nearest Emerge Aotearoa Office
(09) 470 3530
Auckland: National Support Centre
(09) 265 0255
(09) 839 7301
(09) 847 9187
(07) 829 4395
(07) 348 4739
(07) 579 9020
(07) 579 9020
(06) 843 5119
(04) 589 9442
(03) 371 5599
West Coast (of the South Island)
0800 000 029
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This page was last updated at 11:52AM on July 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.