New mental health website
People seeking peer-to-peer mental health and addiction support are now able to connect more easily online with Aotearoa’s largest peer-led organisation, Mind and Body, after it launched its new website.
The website includes information and contact forms for various support, advocacy, training and consultancy services.
Peer-led services are delivered by people who have lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction and recovery, and who support others on their wellbeing journey. It also features information on peer support and advocacy, the 1737 Peer Support helpline, peer worker training, supervision services for other peer workers, consultancy services for the wider social services sector, as well as PeerZone and Piki project initiatives.
National Manager Mind and Body and Lived Experience, Magdel Hammond says the website has been designed to empower communities, and ensure they have the information they need to access support and advocacy in their area.
“Peer-to-peer mental health and addiction services play a pivotal role in Aotearoa. Our mahi is committed to supporting people to reach their goals, in a way that is mutually respectful, empowering and creates a sense of community. It’s important that people have the choice and accessibility to connect with peer services. Our revitalised online presence makes it easy to find this support, on a site that is welcoming, open and informative,” she says.