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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 continues to operate under LEVEL 2 by phone, Zoom, Messenger and other platforms.

New client peers:

If you have not used MHAPS services before, please contact us via phone (03 365 9479), email (reception@mhaps.org.nz), text (022 370 8055), or Facebook message. We will arrange a first step meeting online or on the phone.

Existing client peers:

Please stay in touch with your peer advocate or support worker and make arrangements with them that best suit you.

If you are part of a group, you will be contacted by the group facilitator.

Face-to-face Meetings:

From Monday 13 September, if an online/telephone meeting is not possible because of your wellbeing, we may be able to arrange face-to-face appointments where you are able and willing to wear a mask. Please get in touch.


All MHAPS peers are priority listed for vaccination. We can support you to get vaccinated. You can make an appointment here.

Stay safe everyone. Stay at home where possible, wash your hands for 20 seconds, maintain 2 metres social distancing and wear a mask.

The harder we go with this lockdown, the quicker we’ll have this thing back under control.

The NZ Government COVID-19 website is the official source of information on COVID-19 and has everything you need to know in one place. It is the fastest way to find help and advice about the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand.

Important information and mental health advice and support can be found here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together

Kia kaha
The MHAPS team.