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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Upcoming Events

August 31, 2016
  • Themes - Panic Attacks
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2016 - 7:30 pm


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


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


September 6, 2016
  • Peer Support Shared Group
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: September 6, 2016 - 12:30 pm


  • Wellbeing Workshop
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: September 6, 2016 - 2:30 pm


September 7, 2016
  • Depression Support Group
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: September 7, 2016 - 8:30 pm


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  • "Everyday situations such as riding on a train or bus, getting caught in traffic, having too many shirts to choose from and at certain times of year, fireworks, can all have adverse effect on Lars Millar’s mental health."

    Lars often experiences night terrors, has previously spent three years living in his car and feels isolated since leaving the Defence Force, which for many people can compound and lead to more mental health issues.

    Lars often experiences night terrors, has previously spent three years living in his car and feels isolated since leaving the Defence Force, which for many people can compound and lead to more mental health issues.

    13 hours ago

  • Wellington surf counsellor Paul Jacobson believes "one of the biggest challenges to staying mentally well is having realistic expectations. It’s also important not to form your sense of self from external idealised models of success."

    “In the modern world we concentrate too much on what’s going on outside ourselves,” Paul says. “If we focus more internally and learn to be kind and less critical of ourselves, things are easier and clearer.”

    “In the modern world we concentrate too much on what’s going on outside ourselves,” Paul says. “If we focus more internally and learn to be kind and less critical of ourselves, things are easier and clearer.”

    13 hours ago

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that can cause or exacerbate anxiety and other stress-related signs and symptoms in many ways. Learn what you can do.

    Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that can cause or exacerbate anxiety and other stress-related signs and symptoms in many ways. Learn what you can do.

    16 hours ago

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Rising house prices are putting first home ownership out of reach for many Cantabrians. So how can we affordably provide decent housing for our people? Christchurch Dilemmas asks how do first home buyers enter the housing market and looks for innovative housing solutions working both ...

    Rising house prices are putting first home ownership out of reach for many Cantabrians. So how can we affordably provide decent housing for our people? Christchurch Dilemmas asks how do first home buyers enter the housing market and looks for innovative housing solutions working both ...

    22 hours ago

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Could making people more connected to their communities lower the health costs to the state? And how can this be achieved? There is a growing body of research internationally linking loneliness and isolation in older people to greater ill-health and shorter life spans. Kathryn Ryan talks to Chris Ph...

    Could making people more connected to their communities lower the health costs to the state? And how can this be achieved? There is a growing body of research internationally linking loneliness and isolation in older people to greater ill-health and shorter life spans. Kathryn Ryan talks to Chris Ph...

    August 29

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    When Lucy Hone lost her daughter and family friends in a car crash, she was determined to keep living.

    When Lucy Hone lost her daughter and family friends in a car crash, she was determined to keep living.

    August 28

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

    Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

    August 28

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Attitudes to workplace bullying are what they were towards domestic violence decades ago.

    Attitudes to workplace bullying are what they were towards domestic violence decades ago.

    August 28

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    Eating processed foods with little nutritional value may be making us mad as well as sick, new research shows. - New Zealand Herald

    Eating processed foods with little nutritional value may be making us mad as well as sick, new research shows. - New Zealand Herald

    August 28

  • Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support MHAPS shared a link.

    I originally took up poetry to woo girlfriends – now it helps me express my feelings and record what I’ve been through

    I originally took up poetry to woo girlfriends – now it helps me express my feelings and record what I’ve been through

    August 28