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Turning Point Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Vocational Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

The first step to entering either of our Vocational Services, any contract work or volunteer opportunities is to register with us and to contact the Sage Career Support Team at Turning Point on (07) 578 6443.


We currently provide two vocationally based services from our Village site. These programmes enable people to gain confidence through participating as volunteers in learning activities using either horticulture and workshop skills as the medium. They can explore a range of skills and enter into associated training. There is a real team focus to these programmes and people develop immense commitment the projects that they are involved in.

The Horticulture team, with anywhere from 4 - 8 places, undertake small scale voluntary garden work and maintain a large vegetable plot at the Village. They collect seed and raise seedlings for sale, and have a working relationship with Kuaka NZ Ltd, specialists in environmental and cultural field studies. 

Clothing Project
Turning Point operates a small clothing recycling project where volunteers from our client group can be involved in gaining work skills and supporting the community.  Up to 10 volunteers process donated goods and provide opportunities for the community to purchase low cost clothing. People get to practice reliability, problem solving, and managing a small, dynamic project.

Contract Work
We also provide small scale work opportunities for Turning Point members where they can undertake projects on and off site for real wages. This allows people to earn a little extra cash in a supportive setting as well as hone up on their work skills.

Contact Details

(07) 578 6443

17th Avenue West
Tauranga South
Bay Of Plenty 3112

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Street Address

17th Avenue West
Tauranga South
Bay Of Plenty 3112

Postal Address

PO Box 9217
Tauranga 3142

This page was last updated at 10:21AM on May 14, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Turning Point Trust.