By and for people with mental health and/or addiction
We provide free lived experience peer support for people with mental health and/or
Our workers have lived experience which is considered our biggest strength. This
means that we walk alongside people with the empathy and understanding that comes
from living our own recovery journey. But it is not just us supporting our peers.
Our peers have so much to give back that they may not get a chance to do. So, we
create mutual, healthy relationships with our peers where we can receive the
guidance, support and empathy that comes from our peer’s extensive wisdom,
experience, and expertise.
The service is free, and transport is not a barrier as we have vehicles and can come
to our peers. We provide one on one peer support, advocacy, peer lead recovery
groups, walking groups, conversational/socialising groups, gardening groups and
more. A large part of our work is empowering and supporting people to transition
to/access other services such as fitness services, art programmes, support with
WINZ, budgeting, counselling and so forth. It is so much easier to join a new group
or access a new service with one of our workers there for support. To join our
service people can simply ring us up, or clinicians and whanau can ring on their
behalf. Please do not hesitate to call. Our team is on a journey to increasing
connection, meaning and wellness in our community and you may be the perfect person
to come on that journey with us.
Nga Mihi - Kurt Yule
Junction based in stand alone premises at 28 Carlisle Street,
Tauranga. Call Junction on (07) 543 3010.
Lead by Kurt Yule, the Junction team offer:
One to one peer support
Te Rōpū Tau PetiPeti
Te Kōpū waranga
Te Kōpū manunui
Wairua Taukoi - for those who experience schizophrenia
Peer group development
Meetings and event, coffee and chat
Purposeful recreation to support healthy lifestyles and counter isolation