Community Support

Community Support Team

Our Community Support Service consists of 3 mobile teams supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues by offering a wide range of practical and empowering services.

In Waitemata, we also provide Packages of Care to those who require higher levels of flexible and responsive support. These care packages are designed to navigate and co-ordinate a way through complex and challenging situations. Additionally, we also have a multi-lingual, culturally sensitive Asian Support team, who work with those whose English language skills are limited to help them feel part of the community and explain what services and agencies are available.

In Central Auckland, we also provide services to meet the needs of families/whānau where a parent experiences mental health or addictions issues. Working with children and adolescents, this often necessitates a different approach. 

Contact our Community Support Team Managers for more information:

Reach Out

Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. All the team have their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery.

We work in partnership with those accessing the service to explore ways that will facilitate individual recovery.

We build a connection and some trust, and get the chance to collaboratively build a plan. We don’t want to spend time doing assessments, we want to focus on getting to know each other.

Recovery starts with hope...even the slightest glimmer! Recovery in Peer Support comes through seeing ourselves as people, rather than as ‘mental health patients’. It’s about building relationships where new information and knowledge can emerge and where each person can start moving towards the life they choose.

Anyone currently using Waitemata Adult Mental Health Services in the North Shore or Rodney districts can request Peer Support. Reach Out does not take referrals from clinicians but rather from a Peer self-referring to us. 

Contact Reach Out's Team Manager for more information:

Mahi Marumaru

Mahi Marumaru, also known as Peer Support AOD, is a mobile peer service supporting people recover from alcohol and other drug-related issues. The English translation for Mahi Marumaru is ‘many people working together'. All Peer Support Workers have their own lived experience of addiction and personal journey of recovery.

Anyone aged 18-65 living in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area is eligible for this service. We prefer self-referrals but will accept introductions from clinicians, other services and family. 

Phone: 09 2635923 

Contact Mahi Marumaru's Team Manager for more information:

Huarahi Oranga

Huarahi Oranga is a mobile service supporting people to grow their kete of knowledge, skills and support as they move towards their vision of wellbeing. Covering from Kaitaia, Whangarei and Auckland through to Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whakatane, our team engages with a diverse range of communities.

Our Navigators work alongside Tangata Whaiora, their Whānau, and their Work and Income Case Managers to build a ‘holistic picture’ of where they are at, where they want to be and the steps it takes to get there.

Our Navigators can support with:

  • Connecting and re-connecting with whānau/family, community, iwi, spirituality
  • Enrolling in study and training that is consistent with their life goals
  • Getting support with physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Getting work ready with CV’s and interview skills as well as getting into and keeping employment with on-the-job support

We take referrals directly from Intensive Client Support Case Managers from Work and Income New Zealand as part of an innovative and whānau friendly approach to improve people’s outcomes and ensure they are getting their maximum entitlements when they are receiving support from the Ministry of Social Development.

Contact Huarahi Oranga's Team Managers for more information: