Groups and Peer Support
Big White Wall
Supportive online environment focusing on wellness and recovery. Available 24/7. Free to residents of Auckland Disability Healthboard, available for a fee to others in New Zealand.
Connect Supporting Recovery
Peer Support and Support Groups including Alcohol and Drug Group Support.
Family Whanau Service West & North
All Family/Whanau and Carers who support persons with mental illness.
When: Weekly on Tuesdays, every week unless advised, 1-2.30 pm
Where: Recovery Solutions West Mobile Services – 6A Paramount Drive. Lincoln North
To Listen, Learn, and share experiences in a safe confidential environment. We also have Speakers & Educational DVD’s. This is a very informal group; however we also have information evenings quarterly. If you would like more information on these please contact Nicki Tatana (Recovery Solutions). Phone: 09 839 7301
Framework Trust – Personal Focus Programmes, Kingsland Terrace
Youth Programme (16-25 years) – Contact Rose on 815 5113 for details.
Thursdays – Zumba – Follow along to a fun Zumba workout on DVD at your own pace
Fridays – Rainbow Connections – support group for those with mental illness in the “rainbow”
Fridays – Reaching out: Mentoring and Advocacy – for those interested in working in mental health/Peer Support.
For more information contact Gemma or Alexis on 09 815 5113.
Kids Club – run by Supporting Families
Supporting Families with Mental Illness run a free Kids Club every second Monday, 3.30-5.30pm for children between 8-12 years old who have a family member impacted by mental health. Spaces are limited.
To register your interest contact Natalie at Supporting Families on 378 9134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaupapa Maori Peer Support and Recovery.
Mind and Body Peer Support
Tell us your hopes and dreams. Because we’ll listen. Like you, we know what it means to experience the challenges of mental illness. We know from our own experience there is light at the end of the tunnel. We can support you to move on in your life, to live the life you want.
The Peer Support Service is available from 8.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Saturday.
For more information phone us:
Central Auckland (09) 630 5909;
West Auckland (09) 838 3204;
Christchurch (03) 377 1818.
Shared learning (online and face to face) for wellbeing. Designed and delivered by people with experience of mental distress.
Shared Vision Rodney
Every 3rd Tuesday, 10am
Hibiscus Coast Community Centre
136 Whangaparaoa Road; Red Beach
Contact C/o Pane.VanKampen@waitematadhb.govt.nz
Shared Vision North Harbour
Every second Wednesday of each month, 10.30am.
Te Puna Hauora, 58 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Contact Christine Jones at Raeburn House on 09 486 8939.
There is also a Shared Vision Quarterly Lunchtime Series.
South Auckland Bipolar Support Group
Third Thursday of every month, 10am.
Nathan Homestead, Manurewa
Contact Sesi Frances: 09 270 9090
Supporting Families Group – North Shore
Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6.45pm-9.00pm.
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 5 The Strand, Takapuna
For further info please contact Annais or Merle at 09 4142423
Email: Annais Allen email@example.com
“Two Worlds” Bi Polar and Depression Support Group
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
The group meets from 12-30pm till 2pm at the Glenfield Community Centre, on the corner of Glenfield Road and Bentley Avenue, just above the library. Everyone welcome.
Waitakere Shared Vision
Last Friday of the Month, 10am
Kelston Community Centre
Contact Andrew Blackburn on 09 822 8525