Peer Support and Advocacy
Our Peer Support and Advocacy services will always provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk to someone who gets it. We can meet one-to-one with you to listen, share our own experiences, and support you to reach your wellbeing goals.
Our trained support workers are ‘peers’ – people who have also experienced mental distress and/or addiction and recovery - and who use their experiences to support others. Peer support offers you the opportunity to work alongside someone where you build a mutual relationship based on trust and respect, and move towards achieving mutually agreed goals.
We can also support you to resolve an issue or problem you may be having with the wider system, such as adult mental health services. We know that sometimes, these services don’t always provide what you want or need from them. We can help you step into your own power and advocate for yourself, or support you by advocating on your behalf.
For those who live in the Auckland District Health Board region, we also offer peer support for people experiencing disordered eating. This means you are supported by a peer who has their own lived experience of disordered eating and recovery.
Through our Peer Support and Advocacy mahi, we’ll listen, explore your hopes and dreams, look into the options that might be available, and support you to make choices and decisions to reach your goals. Peer Support and Advocacy is independent, free and confidential.
Get in touch with us today
Adult Peer Support and Advocacy is available to people aged 18 to 65 who live in either:
- Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland
- Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, or
Peer Support for disordered eating is available to people aged 18 and over, who live in the Auckland District Health Board area.
If you’d like to learn more about Peer Support and Advocacy or would like to use this service, contact us today.
Once we receive your enquiry, a member of our team will contact you to set up a time to meet. This is a chance to ask questions, provide you with more information, and decide if this service is right for you. If you choose, you’ll be matched with a peer support worker.