Additional Resources

Nga Hau e Whā –  National Consumer Network

Nga Hau E Whā has a membership of two representatives from each of the four regions (Northern, Midland, Central, Southern) that meet quarterly to learn about each other’s activities and collaborate for people who experience mental illness and/or addiction, to have a voice that is heard on a local, regional and national level.  

Nga Hau E Whā meet with the Ministry of Health four times a year to discuss the grass root issues you bring to us individually or through your local and regional advisory groups.  We also write a formal report for the Ministry twice a year detailing issues for people and also highlighting areas in the country that are providing an excellent service.

You don’t have to be a member of a consumer network group to give feedback to the Ministry, just  contact any member. 


Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Stories. The idea, and the goal, is to help enable men to positively embrace their mental health  through the sharing of stories.

Peer Support

Amigos Peer Support Group

Amigos is a series of peer run and led groups made up of people who have experienced mental distress and are interested in connecting with other adults of all ages who have had similar experiences.


ADANZ Addiction Treatment Directory

Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand’s  national directory of services for people experiencing addiction  problems.


Engage Aotearoa: where a service user perspective meets the science of psychology. 

Intentional Peer Support ANZ

The IPS provider in New Zealand.

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