At MHAPS we offer a warm welcome and a place where people are accepted and listened to.

Our passion is to assist people who experience mental distress/mental illness and/or addictions towards recovery.

All of us at MHAPS have a personal or family experience of mental illness, mental distress or addictions. Our peer support workers have particular personal understanding of anxiety and of bipolar disorder. You can be assured of empathy and an accepting attitude from our staff. Read more about us

What We Do

What We Do


We offer:

– peer support services focussed on recovery to people with anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance addiction and other forms of mental distress
– peer advocacy through Consumer Advocacy Services for people with mental illness and/or addiction experience
Latnam House, a peer-run drop in social centre
Awareness, a consumer leadership and participation forum who are contributing effective ideas for improvements to mental health and addiction services
– a weekly radio show on Plains FM covering a range of topics related to mental health and wellbeing
– informative websites on anxiety and bipolar disorder

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Contact Us

Contact Us


Physical Address

826 Colombo Street (corner Peterborough Street),
Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone : 03 365 9479
Rural Phone : 0800 437 324

Postal Address

P.O. Box 33-332, Barrington,
Christchurch 8244

Free street parking in Peterborough Street.
Bus # : 14, 8, 11, 12, 18, 22, 29

Website updates

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Course & Workshop
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Latest News

RECOVERYWORKS programme 24

Starts October 7th 2015 This is a highly successful change and growth programme for people who experience moderate to high levels of anxiety, who are aged 18 or over and who live in Canterbury NZ. The RecoveryWorks programme includes 10 consecutive weeks of workshops, each lasting 4 hours plus four individual coaching sessions. Here’s some of what people from...

THEMES : When Panic Attacks!!!

August 12th 2015: Meredith Blampied, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Services, CDHB A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. They can be terrifying events and those experiencing one for the first time may believe they are having a heart attack or will stop breathing and die. They may come to fear that it will happen...

Community Workshops and Courses August 2015


Community Workshops and Courses July 2015


How You Can Help

Find out how you can help. With your help we can do so much more, and make even more of a positive difference in people’s lives. Any donation big or small aids us in meeting the Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support needs of the Canterbury public. Our services and support are free and available to people in the...

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