Our Kaupapa is the heart of our organisation. It is our vision, purpose, values, principles and plans which our staff, people that use our services and other stakeholders have agreed is the foundation for our actions.
What drives us?
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!
AROHA - Giving hope, transforming the lives of the distressed, poor or discriminated against and reconnecting them with their communities
MANAAKI - To support, take care of, to protect. Show respect, generosity and care for others.
Our logo represents our vision, ‘realising potential’: what can be achieved when there is a caring connection; seeing the strengths and capabilities in yourself and in others; recognising the possibility for improvement, and life to be purposeful. Our symbol reflects the way we work which is in a thoughtful, trustworthy, empowering and meaningful way.
Realising potential / Tautokohia te mana tangata
Providing mana-enhancing services that promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, their whanau and communities /He tuku i nga ratonga whakamana i te oranga e manakohia ana e te tangata, tona, whanau me tona hapori
Connecting with Purpose / Whakawhanaunga
Engaging with Respect / Manaaki
Walking and Learning Together / Ako
Acting with Integrity / Whakamana
Our approach to recovery
Emerge Aotearoa provides a wide range of recovery and rehabilitation services designed to empower people to reach their full recovery potential – te whakapakari rawa i tō te tangata kaha whakaora i a ia anō.
We believe everyone is capable of living a meaningful life and are committed to helping our service users to be the best they can be – resulting in improved overall community well-being and participation.
Our recovery approach focuses on the whole person – it's about having a real home, real relationships, independence, good health and financial security. We take an innovative, evidence-based approach to mental health recovery and consistently challenge ourselves to achieve better results for our service users – our tangata whaiora, their whanau and our communities. Combined with the care and support from our experienced, qualified and well-trained team, we support people to achieve positive long-term recovery outcomes.
We are committed to increasing the participation, influence and rangatiratanga - self determination of people with lived experience in decision making and service provision.
We are committed to better meeting the needs of Māori with a continuous journey towards biculturalism by maintaining a treaty relationship /partnership focus.
We are committed to better understanding and meeting the needs of Pasifika people, new settlers, and others with specific cultural needs.
We are committed to better meet the needs of individuals and communities marginalised because of poverty, poor mental health, addictions, disability or homelessness through new and innovative responses.
Recovery is a journey. Everyone's experience will be different, reflecting their uniqueness as individuals. We will walk beside people on their journey, supporting them and learning from them as they work to achieve their full potential.