Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS)

We assist people who experience mental distress, mental illness and / or substance addiction through their choice of services towards recovery.

We offer a warm welcome and comfortable place where people are accepted and listened to.

“Together on the road to wellbeing”

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Any donation big or small aids us in meeting the Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support needs of the Canterbury public.

Upcoming Events

May 25, 2016
  • Recovery Works
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 25, 2016 - 2:30 pm


May 26, 2016
  • Moodswingers Singing Group
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: May 26, 2016 - 1:30 pm


May 27, 2016
  • Friday Group Oxford Terrace
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: May 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm


May 31, 2016
  • Peer Support Shared Group
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: May 31, 2016 - 12:30 pm


  • Wellbeing Workshop
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: May 31, 2016 - 2:30 pm


June 1, 2016
  • Recovery Works
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm


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    New Zealand childhood poverty rates have almost doubled since the 1980s, affecting the wellbeing of a large number of NZ children. Poverty is difficult to define. It sits alongside a constellation of associated risks that contribute in different ways to each family’s experience. However, there is re...

    New Zealand childhood poverty rates have almost doubled since the 1980s, affecting the wellbeing of a large number of NZ children. Poverty is difficult to define. It sits alongside a constellation of associated risks that contribute in different ways to each family’s experience. However, there is re...

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    Take a moment to notice how it feels to open the heart, to share kindness with yourself and others...   #DailyCalm

    Take a moment to notice how it feels to open the heart, to share kindness with yourself and others... #DailyCalm

    15 hours ago

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    Nearly a quarter of us watch internet television but now there are 'not enough hours in the day'.

    Nearly a quarter of us watch internet television but now there are 'not enough hours in the day'.

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    We can't let Moko Rangitoheriri's death be forgotten - or be a vengeful mob storming the Taupo police cells to lynch Moko's evil killers. - New Zealand Herald

    We can't let Moko Rangitoheriri's death be forgotten - or be a vengeful mob storming the Taupo police cells to lynch Moko's evil killers. - New Zealand Herald

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    I was driving to the gym and Kim Hill and some educationist dude were talking huskily about how parents are worried their kids don't know anything any more. Kids are being taught they - New Zealand Herald

    I was driving to the gym and Kim Hill and some educationist dude were talking huskily about how parents are worried their kids don't know anything any more. Kids are being taught they - New Zealand Herald

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  • WHERE TO GET HELP Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354 Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757 Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116 Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666 Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends. Youthline (open 24/7) - 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or emailtalk@youthline.co.nz 0800 WHATSUP children's helpline - phone 0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day at http://www.whatsup.co.nz. Kidsline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18. Those who ring between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays will speak to a Kidsline buddy. These are specially trained teenage telephone counsellors. Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) Alcohol Drug Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 787 797. You can also text 8691 for free.

    He was a miracle baby who later took his own life. But his mum's not allowed to tell his story.

    He was a miracle baby who later took his own life. But his mum's not allowed to tell his story.

    16 hours ago

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    Are personality traits such as perfectionism and compulsivity to blame?

    Are personality traits such as perfectionism and compulsivity to blame?

    17 hours ago

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    FALL CITY, WASH. -- It was group discussion time at reSTART, a woodsy rehabilitation center about 30 miles outside Seattle. Four residents sat around the living room and talked about their struggles with addiction, anxiously drumming their fingers on their legs and fidgeting with their shoelaces. On...

    FALL CITY, WASH. -- It was group discussion time at reSTART, a woodsy rehabilitation center about 30 miles outside Seattle. Four residents sat around the living room and talked about their struggles with addiction, anxiously drumming their fingers on their legs and fidgeting with their shoelaces. On...

    18 hours ago

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    I love Christchurch and ever since I have had a drone (DJI Phantom) I have taken it with me to various places and video them. The Garden City is an amazing p...

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  • For when you want to move your body, but your brain won't let you.

    For when you want to move your body, but your brain won't let you.

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