MHAPS MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY AND PEER SUPPORT SERVICES

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Telephone
(03) 365 9479
Freephone
0800 437 324
Mobile
Txt: 022 370 8055
Fax
(03) 366 8276
Email
Address
826 Colombo Street (cnr Peterborough),
Christchurch,
8244
Postal Address
PO Box 33332
Modified
17 September 2017

Intentional Peer support: One-to-one meetings using Intentional Peer Support, for people who are experiencing mental distress, dependence/addiction issues, and/or mental illness.

Peer Recovery Groups: Fortnightly evening groups in 12-session blocks using Intentional Peer Support to explore our experiences of anxiety, bipolar, and depression. A weekly day-time Peer Recovery Group is also available, in 16-week blocks.

Peer advocacy: Where an advocate can provide assistance to people living with mental health and/or addiction issues with resolving difficulties in areas such as benefits, landlord/tenant, legal, CYF, ACC, health system and addictions programmes.

Latnam 826 at MHAPS: A weekend social drop-in centre for mental health service users located in the city centre.  A variety of recreational activities including pool, library, computers and board games.  Free membership (see separate listing).

Awareness: Consumer leadership and participation forum: Consumer Leadership Forum (see separate listing).

Learning Exchange: A range of daytime workshops, evening classes, Themes evenings and courses covering anxiety, breathing & relaxation, mindfulness, expressive arts, WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) and RecoveryWorks (anxiety management).

RecoveryWorks programme to assist people with moderate to high anxiety to make positive and sustainable changes away from anxiety and into the life they would like to be leading.

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) programme for people in recovery to form a plan for sustainable wellbeing and to become an effective self-advocate.

Mood Swingers: The Thursday Singing Group has now moved to Addington Haven at 19 Church Square.

Quiet Minds: Weekly radio show on all and any mental health issues (see separate listing).

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 4.30 pm.

Self referral welcomed.

Anyone wanting to know more about what MHAPS can offer them is welcome to drop in any weekday between 10.00am and 1.30pm for a 20 minute First Step conversation with a MHAPS worker.