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The Peer Tree

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support



Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

The Peer Tree is a community based, peer support initiative specially for young adults between the ages of 18-30 years old experiencing mental distress. Young adults do not need a referral to come to our groups and can simply turn up.

If you would like to meet someone beforehand, please get in touch with Cat Webb Peer Tree Coordinator. 



The Peer Tree is a peer support service developed by Kites Trust in 2016, which provides community support for young adults in Wellington City who experience mental distress. 

The Peer Tree was born out of a forum held by Early Intervention Service in 2014 who, after several conversations, found that, for young adult (aged 18-24 years old) service users they felt that their biggest need for their mental health recovery was more peer support in the community. 

For more details, please have a look at our Peer Tree website or email Cat Webb, our Peer Tree Coordinator. 

Our Values

Relating to others through our own mental health journeys.
Creating safe spaces free of stigma and discrimination to help us navigate our mental wellbeing.
Creating better stories for our lives.
Becoming our own advocates for our mental wellbeing.

Our Groups

Our social groups are open to young adults who have had an experience of mental distress. They are safe spaces for people who are navigating their mental wellbeing who want to hang out or get creative. We know that coming to one of these groups for the first time can be difficult, so feel free to bring along a support person, or contact Amy, our Social Groups Coordinator for more information. 

Our Workshop

We believe that we need tools and skills to support one another effectively in our mental wellbeing. We provide workshops to help us do this as safely and effectively as possible.

Becoming a Leader

Want to get involved? We are always looking for awesome young adults with experiences of mental distress to serve the community with us. For more details, fill in the form on our website and a staff member will get back to you.


Contact Details

First Floor
Riddiford House
94 Riddiford Street
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

First Floor
Riddiford House
94 Riddiford Street
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

PO Box 7017
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 9:35AM on November 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kites.