“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.”
~Pauline R. Kezer

We are people who having learned from our own experience of mental illness or addictions now provide services and support to assist others as they seek to improve their quality of life.

We do this purposefully by working from our own lived experience and using the values of our organisation. How we got here is our history arising from support groups that became new organisations and on through our experience of earthquakes and changes of addresses and new people joining us.

Our Values

MHAPS services and support are provided within a framework of values that have been developed by our board, staff and clients. You can read more about what these values represent here:

We value :

  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Best practice
  • Mutuality
  • Honesty / Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Integrity/ Trust

Our Purpose

We work with a purpose by:

  • Providing a wide variety of pee