Youth Peer Support

The Peer Tree is a peer support service developed by Kites Trust in 2016, which provides community support for young adults in Wellington City who experience mental distress. 

The Peer Tree was born out of a forum held by Early Intervention Service in 2014 who, after several conversations, found that, for young adult (aged 18-24 years old) service users they felt that their biggest need for their mental health recovery was more peer support in the community. 

Since July 2016 The Peer Tree has run a variety of social groups in Wellington that provide social interaction for young adults in the community. In addition The Peer Tree has created a series of workshops which aim to provide some simple tools and skills for young adults wanting to support their peers in the community. 

For more information please contact our Youth Peer Support Coordinator, Hamish Thornton or visit The Peer Tree website.