Mental Health & Addiction Services

Peer Support

Peer Support is a community based service which provides support, education, information and advocacy to a person who has, or may be developing, a major mental illness or addiction.

The service is youth focused and can be done in a place where the youth and their whānau feel most confortable.

Even if they do not make the original referral, your family GP will be kept informed and involved as the primary medical caregiver.


Anyone can make a referral, including the young person or their whānau. We get most of our referrals from GP’s, family, friends, medical specialists, school guidance counsellors, Police Youth Aid, school and education services, the Children & Young Persons & Their Families Agency or community groups.


Children and adolescents up to 19 years of age.

Coverage Area

Our Peer Support Service covers the Western Bay of Plenty region.


This service is free of charge for all eligible persons.


10 Tebbs Lane
Courtney Rd, Gate Pa


Phone: 07 577 4911


0800 800 508

After hours, weekends and public holidays emergency calls need to go to the Crisis Assessment & Treatment Service.

Reach out

If you or a family member are in need of aid for any mental health issues, from depression to addiction, please contact us for support and advice.  We have a lot of services that can help.