Our work

We work collaboratively to connect people and organisations.

We work to ensure the mental health and addiction system supports NGO and community providers working across mental health, addiction, and wellbeing at all levels. We do this work so our members can focus on delivering high-quality services to communities. 



by connecting with organisations who are supporting tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) and whānau.


by being a link between policymakers at the government level, and people who deliver services. We're called an intermediary organisation or a peak body because we are connectors between service providers, policymakers, other intermediaries, professional associations, and government agencies. Being an intermediary helps to tackle complex mental health and addiction needs that have solutions across different organisations.

Collating nationwide feedback

on behalf of our members and the sector to provide a legitimate voice for the mental health and addiction NGO and community provider network.

Finding ways to share good ideas

by connecting people and organisations with great ideas, to people and organisations with resources to help.

Below are some of the areas we work in:

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Community development

Tools, networks and events to strengthen community organisations.

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Campaigning for change

Using evaluation, data, and collaboration to advocate for change.

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Deaf mental health and addiction

Improving access and choice for the Deaf mental health and addiction community. This was a 12-month project completed over 2021-22.

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Contributing to policy development, as well as providing a policy library and a range of publications to support the sector.

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Fostering strategic partnerships and alliances to achieve a strong and sustainable mental health and addiction NGO and community sector.

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Workforce development

Ensuring the future workforce is equipped to deliver quality community mental health and addiction services.