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Mind and Body Consultants Ltd.

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Peer Support

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

North Auckland, Canterbury, Central Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Peer Support is FREE for any user of District Health Board (DHB) mental health services in Central Auckland, West Auckland or Christchurch.

Clients may also be referred by their GP to receive funded short-term support.

Mind and Body also provides userpays peer support for people who don’t meet access criteria but are interested in making changes in their lives.

Description

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 understand and implement their own recovery and to strengthen their involvement in the wider community.

Our peer support services will encourages clients to take responsibility for their own recovery.  We define recovery as living the life you want, in the presence or absence of mental illness. We see no reason why mental illness should mean isolation from the rest of the world.

The experience of mental illness can often leave us focusing on weaknesses or problems. A PSW can help their clients shift the focus to their strengths, their talents and the skills they’ve learned in their life, including what they’ve learned from experiencing mental illness itself.

Our clients actively promote their wellness by connecting or reconnecting with their whanau/family and friends, jobs, home and community. We all have talents, skills and aspirations that are the foundation for recovery. A peer support worker can support their client to make positive changes in their life by helping them to:
1. Identify strengths and desires
2. Set goals
3. Plan the necessary steps to achieve them.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 6:02AM on July 14, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Mind and Body Consultants Ltd..