Overwhelmed?
Whakapau Kaha?
Distressed?
Ngākau pōuri?
We have been there too, and
what we've learned may help you.

Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS)

MHAPS is free and confidential for anyone experiencing mental distress and/or an addiction. We can:

listen to your story… value you and what you know…
help make sense of your experiences… support your voice to be heard…
work with you towards meaningful change.

We’ve been successfully doing this for over 15 years.

At Covid-19 Level 1 and 2, MHAPS remains open and working. That means First Step meetings with those who come through our door, individual peer support and advocacy, programmes including RecoveryWorks and Thrive, PeerZone workshops plus groups including Peer Discovery, Latnam community and the Youth group.

We have put in place infection controls including – notices, hand sanitiser, discussing their health and recent travel with new people coming to us, physical distancing and contact recording. If you’re coming into reception please be prepared for these small changes.

You’re very welcome to contact us if you’re struggling. We’re available by phone, email, through our website and our busy Facebook page. You can also FREE call or text the national health helpline on 1737.