Peer Support

At Emerge Aotearoa, we understand the relationship between people and their peer support worker is an important part of their recovery journey.

Our peer support workers have all had experience of coping with a mental illness and using mental health services. This offers a deeper understanding of the challenges that people may be facing.

The peer support services provided by Emerge Aotearoa are designed to support each person's individual needs and help them to gain a strong understanding of the steps they need to take during their recovery to achieve positive outcomes. They also aim to strengthen involvement in the wider community.

We also have peer educators that facilitate the 12-week programmes, Moving Through the Concrete Jungle and PeerZone. These programmes are delivered in a peer-led group setting and aim to increase or develop life skills for people who are experiencing mental distress. Workshops are interactive and promote holistic mental and physical wellbeing.