Emerge Aotearoa

Emerge Aotearoa provides a wide range of community-based mental health, addiction, disability support and social housing services nationwide. We believe that everyone is capable of living full and rich lives in their communities of choice. In every aspect of our work we are committed to helping our service users be the best they can be.

This year alongside our key partners, we are proud hosts of the 13th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health and Addiction Healthy Futures Conference.

The conference is themed 'Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration', and offers a forum forum for sharing models of culturally responsive services including peer services and how voices of lived experience have created new paradigms. Learn more on our conference website



Emerge Aotearoa was formed on 1 July 2015 from the merger of Recovery Solutions Group and Richmond New Zealand. Taking the best of our historical practices we have created an organisation led by the needs of people who use our services - tangata whaiora - and their families/whanau and communities. We know that listening to and acting on the advice provided by people with lived experience helps us deliver services that are real and relevant. We are committed to understanding the needs of Māori, our Treaty partners as well as Pasifika people and new settlers.

Learn more about Our Kaupapa



Meeting the needs of Māori Tangata Whaiora

Commitment to Participation of People with Lived Experience and Peer Services

Meeting the needs of Pasifika clients

Social Housing Provisions to People with Mental Health and Addiction Issues