New Zealand


New Zealand Team Members

From left to right; Team Leader Gary Reay, Support Services Coordinator Tammy Tien Ly, Recovery Educator Gloria Whyte and Recovery Coach Rose Heta-Minhinnick.

Level 4, Westfield Tower, Manukau Shopping Centre, Manukau
2104 P.O. Box 97-458, Manukau
Phone:  (09)263-6035   Fax (09)263.6030


Recovery Education Opportunities:

WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan  |  Held Monday – Thursday, from 10am -12 pm, Level 4, Westfield Tower, Manukau Shopping Centre. Also held every Tuesday, from 10 am -12pm at Pukekohe, in the Franklin’s The Centre (near the library).

In this class, people are held in a supportive environment where they can share and build relationships that promote recovery. The 5 keys concepts held in the class are Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy and Support. This class helps empower participants and provides validation and support for their recovery.

WELL: Wellness and Empowerment in Life and Living  |  WELL is held every Monday – Thursday, from 1pm-3pm, Level 4, Westfield Tower, Manukau Shopping Centre.

Here, we address continuing wellness in all aspects of daily life. The class approaches the whole of the person; prompting mental, physical, social, financial, spiritual and general wellness. Strength and experiences are valued and used to succeed in recovery/wellness goals. The purpose of the class material is to encourage discussion of options and opportunities.

My Wellness, My Doctor, and Me:

This class provides knowledge and tools to help participates become fully engaged in their own medication management. The goal is to help understand that each person has the right to fully and actively participate in their own recovery and health care. During the class each participant creates a Medication Side-Effect Tool, and another tool called; Preparing To Talk To Your Psychiatrist.

Transformational advocacy; Developing your system advocacy skills:

This training guides participants through the steps and skills of advocacy including; methods of managing conflict, team work, planning, and much more. This training assists those interested in becoming a system advocate and assists in developing skills including; communication, conflict management, team building and public speaking.

Advocacy for Positive Outcomes – Becoming a strong self-advocate:

Due to the stigma that surrounds mental health challenges (held by ourselves and by others) engaging in community activities and jobs can become difficult.  In this class we work with participants to provide tools for overcoming these challenges and to develop personal advocacy skills using class interaction, role plays and guided questions.

Peer Employment Training (PET):

This class develops the skills needed to be hired as a Peer Support Specialist. It’s an opportunity for people to take charge of their own recovery and give back to the community by helping others do the same. Peer employment training recognizes that there is no better person to inspire hope in those new to addictions or/and mental health recovery, than someone who has “walked the same path.”

Recovery In Action: Classes held every two months (six times per year).  Please call (09)263-6035  for schedule details.

This is an event to celebrate Recovery. We meet to build social connections through a variety of activities. In the summer we spend a lot of time outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Sun of New Zealand. In the winter, we serve hot soups or spaghetti Bolognese while enjoying activities such as Karaoke to lift each other’s spirits. In these events, we “korero” celebrating life in recovery.