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 26, 2016
  • Friday Group Oxford Terrace
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: August 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm


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


  • Bipolar Support Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 30, 2016 - 8:00 pm


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


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    "I didn’t even know why I was doing it, I just couldn’t stop it. I felt horrible all the time."

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    All of us have deeply unhelpful inner voices inside us, dragging us down with criticisms and unfair accusations. Wisdom involves learning how to replace them...

    All of us have deeply unhelpful inner voices inside us, dragging us down with criticisms and unfair accusations. Wisdom involves learning how to replace them...

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  • Do you need immediate help? If this is an emergency and you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm phone 111. Or go to your nearest hospital emergency department (ED). More helplines that offer support, info and help Lifeline - 0800 543 354 Youthline - 0800 376633 or Free TXT 234 or talk@youthline.co.nz Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) Healthline – 0800 611 116 Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 Warmline Free peer support services for people experiencing mental illness or those supporting them - 379 8415 / 0800 899 276 (1pm to midnight, 7 nights)

    It was the first time I’d experienced actually wanting to die. And I ended up trying to kill myself. My mother found me. Later she tried to pretend it didn’t happen. So things just got worse. I wanted to forget everything and disappear into chaos.

    It was the first time I’d experienced actually wanting to die. And I ended up trying to kill myself. My mother found me. Later she tried to pretend it didn’t happen. So things just got worse. I wanted to forget everything and disappear into chaos.

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    A positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study has been uncovered by new research that studied the cognitive effects of physical activity workstations and traditional desks on student volunteers. The results of the study suggest the inclusion of light physical a...

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    Drivers could soon have to provide police with saliva samples for immediate screening for illegal drugs.

    Drivers could soon have to provide police with saliva samples for immediate screening for illegal drugs.

    23 hours ago

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