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Emerge Aotearoa

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Peer Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support


All of New Zealand

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 or to find out if this service is available in your area, please contact the Emerge Aotearoa office nearest you.


Our peer support workers have themselves experienced mental illness and had experience using mental health services, offering a unique understanding of the challenges clients using our services may be facing.  The relationship between a client and their peer support worker can form a key pillar on their recovery journey.

Our peer support services are individualised to each person's needs and helps them to understand and implement their own recovery and to strengthen their involvement in the wider community.

Peer Educators also facilitate programmes of 12 week workshops – Moving Through the Concrete Jungle and PeerZone.  The intention of these workshops is to develop and increase skills for life for people who experience mental distress in peer-led group setting.

The workshops are interactive and promote mental and physical wellbeing from a holistic perspective.  Participants are provided with tools for whole of life wellbeing in a community of mutual support.

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.