Day Programmes

Emerge Aotearoa offers a range of activity and recovery-focused day programmes which help people to improve their day-to-day lives and living skills.

Our Whariki Whaiora Family and Community Centre is a community based service located in South Auckland. It is managed by people who have lived experience of mental illness. Whariki provides education programmes, advocacy, life skills, activities and peer support for people with mental illness and their families/whānau.

We also have the Recovery Education Hub, (The REd Hub), based in Whangarei. REd Hub courses provide opportunities for people to build structure and routine into their lives. They also help to boost confidence and resilience through developing social and life skills in an understanding and supportive environment.

The courses are designed to meet people’s individual goals and recovery plans. You can book into as many or as few as you like, as long as there are spaces available.

Examples of some of the free day programmes provided by Emerge Aotearoa at Whariki and REd Hub include:

  • Work readiness
  • Literacy and numeracy training
  • Understanding the effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Women’s group
  • Self esteem
  • Art therapy
  • Māori workshops
  • Tai Chi
  • Volunteering
  • Relaxation classes
  • Men’s group
  • Men’s peer support group
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • GROW (A 12-Step Programme)
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training
  • Mosaic making
  • Music classes
  • Pottery
  • Basic cooking
  • Arts and crafts