Kia ora koutou katoa

MHAPS is now operating under Orange Traffic Light setting.

  • You may come to MHAPS office at 357 Madras St – Unit 4.
  • We are open to visit between 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
  • Between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm, we have peer staff rostered to meet with you or take your call.
  • You are welcome to contact us first via phone (03 365 9479), text (022 370 8055), email (, or Facebook Messenger.

When you come into MHAPS office:

  • You do not need a vaccine pass.
  • We will be wearing masks. You must wear a mask unless you can show a valid exemption. Remember that scarves and T-shirts no longer count as a mask.
  • We will have windows open where possible and we have installed air purifiers in the rooms where we meet you.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, please remain at least two metres away from other people


  • All MHAPS staff peers are mandated to have the three vaccinations and wear a medical grade mask at all times.
  • All MHAPS client peers are priority listed for vaccination. We can support you to get vaccinated.
  • You can make an appointment here Book My Vaccine
  • is the official source of information on COVID-19 and has everything you need to know in one place.
  • Important information and mental health advice and support can be found here:

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.
Kia kaha
The MHAPS team.

Whakapau Kaha?
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.


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MHAPS on Madras Street, Christchurch