Valuing, respecting and utilising people's mental health experiences
Ka wāriu ka whakaute a ka whakapau e ngā wheako mate a hinengaro o ngā tangata

Buddies Peer Support Service


"I think it's a really special thing to be able to talk to someone who truly understands what you're going through and is a living example that people can make it out the other side" 

Buddies peer support service,  shares the hope of recovery with ‘peers’ who are currently experiencing mental health difficulties. 


If you would like to know more about Buddies, please email us at or call (04) 384 3303



An evaluation of Buddies undertaken  in 2012  interviewed  people involved with the service, including peers, Buddies and ward staff.

The findings were positive and Buddies is currently in the process of incorporating the recommendations. 

Buddies Evaluation 2012



Implementation of Evaluation recommendations

Read about the changes that have been implemented to the service as a result of the evaluation as well as upcoming developments.

Progress Report 2014

Progress Report 2013



Buddies Newsletter March 2016

Buddies Newsletter August 2015

Buddies Newsletters June 2015

Buddies Newsletter February 2015

Buddies Newsletter November 2014

Buddies Newsletter August 2014

Buddies Newsletter May 2014

Buddies Newsletter February 2014

Buddies Newsletter November 2013

Buddies Newsletter August 2013

Buddies Newsletter May 2013

Buddies Newsletter February 2013