Mind & Body launches new website for mental health and addictions peer support

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People looking for peer-to-peer mental health and addictions support can now more easily connect online with Aotearoa’s largest peer-led organization, Mind & Body, following the launch of its new website.

Mind & Body has replaced its old website with a modern and accessible platform, which offers information and contact forms for all its support, advocacy, training and advice services. Peer-led services are provided by people who have experienced mental distress and/or addiction and recovery, and who support others on their journey to wellness.

Magdel Hammond, national lead for mind and body and lived experience, says the new website has been designed to empower communities and ensure they have the information they need to access support. and advocacy in their region.

“Peer-to-peer mental health and addictions services play a central role in Aotearoa. Our Mahi is committed to helping people achieve their goals, in a way that respects each other, empowers each other, and creates a sense of community.

“It’s important that people have the choice and accessibility to connect to peer services. Our revitalized online presence makes it easy to find that support, in a welcoming, open and informative site,” she says.

The website replaced Mind & Body’s old site, which was no longer fit for purpose and difficult to use. The new site features information on peer support and advocacy; the 1737 Peer Support hotline; training of peer helpers; supervision services for other peer workers; consultancy services for the social services sector at large; as well as the PeerZone and Piki project initiatives. News, resources, partner initiatives and application forms are also featured.

To learn about Mind & Body peer support and advocacy services, or to find out what is offered in your area, visit mindandbody.co.nz

About mind and body

Mind & Body is an entity of Emerge Aotearoa Trust, a national charitable trust which provides a wide range of health and social services. Mind & Body provides mental health and addictions support and advocacy; develops initiatives that de-stigmatize mental distress and reduce marginalization; and provides advisory and oversight services to other organizations.

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