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Workwise Employment Agency

Mental Health & Addictions Service




Supported Employment Coordination Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment


Wellington, North Auckland, East Auckland, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, Whanganui, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals to Workwise are made directly from the community mental health teams that we attach to. Please speak with your key worker around a referral to Workwise.

In South Auckland and Canterbury we also provide employment support to Work and Income eligible clients with common mental health needs. If eligible you can refer yourself, through your GP or Work and Income.


Workwise is a unique agency. Our employment consultants work alongside people, supporting them on their journey to find and keep meaningful employment. 

Employers value our services, as we go above and beyond a usual recruitment agency. Our focus is on sustainable employment - keeping people in jobs long-term. That’s why we work hard to match the right people with the right jobs. It’s better for them and it’s better for employers.

People returning to work value our support, as we don’t just place people in a job and walk away. We help them find meaningful employment that matches their skills and aspirations, and we provide ongoing on-the-job support to help make them great employees. 

We know that having a paid job is a key part of helping people maintain wellbeing. Our aim is to help people into decent, lasting jobs, and to help everyone get the best from the employment relationship.

Our services are provided free of charge.


Workwise can help if you are:

  • an employer looking to employ a new staff member
  • someone looking to return to work after experience of mental illness
  • a clinician or case manager looking to refer someone who needs help returning to work
  • anyone looking for information about mental health issues in the workplace.

Workwise is a member of the Wise Group – a family of non-government organisations operating in New Zealand’s mental health sector. Read more about the Wise Group here.

International evidence demonstrates that having a paid job is a key part of getting well and staying well.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Māori