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Emerge Aotearoa

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Day Programmes

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Supported employment


Northland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Process

Most of our referrals come from the District Health Board's mental health teams. However, if you have any questions please contact the Emerge Aotearoa office nearest you.

This service is available in South Auckland and Whangārei.


Emerge Aotearoa (Northland and South Auckland) offers a range of activity and recovery-focused day programmes which help clients to develop greater life and living skills.

Our Whariki Whaiora Family and Community Centre (or simply, Whariki) is a community based service (located in South Auckland) managed by people with lived experience of mental illness. The Centre provides on-going advocacy, peer support, information, life skills, activity and education programmes to family / whānau, the local community and to people with mental illness who are living within the community.

In Northland we have the Recovery Education Hub, (The REd Hub), based in Whangārei, which also provides a range of community based service.  The REd Hub courses provide opportunity for people to build structure and routine into their lives, while boosting confidence and resilience through socialising and development of life skills and mastery of craft skills in an understanding and supportive environment.   The REd Hub courses are designed to meet people’s individual goals and recovery pathway.  Courses are varied in length and commitment, and tangata whaiora can book into as many or as few as desired, as long as there are spaces available.

Examples of free day programmes provided by Emerge Aotearoa at Whariki and REd Hub include:

  • Work readiness programmes
  • Literacy and numeracy training
  • Understanding the effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Women's group
  • Self esteem
  • Art therapy
  • Māori workshops
  • Tai Chi
  • Volunteering
  • Relaxation classes
  • Men's group outing
  • Men's peer support group
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • GROW (A 12-Step Programme)
  • WRAP training (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
  • Mosaics
  • Music classes
  • Pottery
  • Basic cooking
  • Arts and Crafts

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

For more information please contact your nearest Emerge Aotearoa Office

  • Northland

    (09) 470 3530

  • Auckland: National Support Centre

    (09) 265 0255

  • Auckland West

    (09) 839 7301

  • Auckland Central

    (09) 847 9187

  • Hamilton

    (07) 829 4395

  • Rotorua

    (07) 348 4739

  • Tauranga

    (07) 579 9020

  • Midland

    (07) 579 9020

  • Napier

    (06) 843 5119

  • Wellington

    (04) 589 9442

  • Christchurch

    (03) 371 5599

  • West Coast (of the South Island)

    0800 000 029

This page was last updated at 10:20AM on January 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.