Mental Wellbeing Workshops


Peerzone is a mental health recovery program developed and run by New Zealanders for New Zealanders.  Peerzone provides a confidential, fun and connected environment where people can share their experience, gain greater understanding and confidence, and further their recovery.


These workshops are for people who have experience of mental distress or addiction. They provide a fun, interactive and safe environment to share experiences, learn from each other, and gain confidence in recovery.

The experience of mental distress or addiction can be overwhelming, and it helps our recovery if we can begin to understand it in a positive way.  This is a recovery opportunity that:

  • invites you to rebuild a more positive story of your life
  • offers tools for whole of life wellbeing
  • creates a community of mutual support

Free of charge, maximum 8 people.
Registration completed by way of a brief interview over the phone.  All materials provided, just bring lunch if you like.

Workshop topics:

  • Understanding ourselves: understanding our mental distress; turning lapse into learning; leading our recovery; exploring our stories
  • Empowering ourselves: dealing with self-stigma; finding our voices; empowering ourselves in services; finding meaningful support; dealing with crisis
  • Working on our wellbeing: coping with stress; understanding trauma; exploring our unique identities
  • Connecting with the world: enhancing our relationships; identity and belonging; our feelings about money; exploring what career means to us; our rights and options when looking for work

Peerzone information

Place and Times: Fridays 10am to 2pm, including a half hour lunch break, at the Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga – exact location will be emailed to participants.

To find out more, call Melody at Turning Point Trust
Phone:  07 578 6934 or 022 692 5868

Provider Information:

Melody is a licensed Peerzone facilitator and has delivered workshops for the past 5 years at Turning Point Trust.  She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in psychology, a Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction support, and a background in psychology and mental health support in university, mental health and career support environments.  These workshops are provided by Turning Point Trust, a community mental health and addiction recovery service that has provided a wide range of community, vocational and educational programs for over 20 years.

Peerzone information:

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