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Consumer Advocacy and Peer Support

QuickInfo

  • Peer support and advocacy for 18 years and over  
  • Short to medium term service
  • Helps link people back into the community 
  • Free service
  • Peer support groups for clients and their whānau

We provide a peer support service for those with mental health and addictions issues, aged 18 years and over. Each staff member has his or her own experience of similar issues. They support, encourage and act as advocates. Examples of the support they provide may range from accompanying clients to appointments in the justice system to helping clients develop coping skills on a day-to-day basis.

The service is provided in the short to medium term and encourages independence and links back into the community. It is available in North, Central and South Taranaki.

Our peer support groups are open to people and families/whānau with experience of mental illness.  It's an opportunity to meet with other people who understand and share similar experiences. 

  • A New Plymouth peer group is held on a Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm at The Spiritualist Church Hall on Tukapa Street.

For further details and dates of any of the groups phone Nicola, Sharron or Bronwen on 06 759 4064 or Janine on 06 278 6603.  To view our brochure click here or on the image below.

Consumer Advoacy and Peer Support service

Who provides this service?

Tui Ora
Ph 06 759 4064
Email: reception@tuiora.co.nz

Email: reception@tuiora.co.nz

Where is this service located?

How much does this service cost?

Free

Who is this service for?

People with mental health and/or addiction problems can be referred to our service for assessment and then referred to the consumer advocacy service for support. Access to consumer advocacy and peer support groups are usually in conjunction with the provision of another Tui Ora Mental Health and Addictions service.

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Accepted Referrers

  • General Practitioners
  • You or your Family/Whānau
  • Other Tui Ora Services
  • Hospital based services

Accepted Referral Methods

  • Email
  • Fax
  • In Person
  • Phone (If Self Referral)

Referrer Feedback

Acknowledgement letter is sent to referrer and referee on receipt of referral.

Discharge letters are sent to the referrer when treatment/support is completed.

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QuickInfo

  • Peer support and advocacy for 18 years and over  
  • Short to medium term service
  • Helps link people back into the community 
  • Free service
  • Peer support groups for clients and their whānau