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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Peer-led Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Respite


North Auckland, East Auckland, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Bay of Plenty, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Most of our referrals come from the District Health Board's mental health teams.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


Pathways believes peer support specialists offer a unique understanding and relationship with people using services and is dedicated to growing the peer workforce across all services.

Tupu Ake in Papatoetoe is the first mental health and wellness service of its kind in the country and provides a real alternative to hospital admission. Similar to respite Tupu Ake provides a peaceful, friendly environment where staff offer support during the day and night. Staff at Tupu Ake come from a variety of backgrounds including registered nurses, peer support specialists and counsellors. Tupu Ake caters for up to 10 guests overnight, plus an additional five during the day.

Find out more about our peer services.

Contact Details

Postal Address

PO Box 76 536,
Manukau City 2241

This page was last updated at 3:29PM on March 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pathways Health.