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Kites Trust

A peer led mental health organisation specialising in innovative and achievable ideas.

In 2000, Wellington-based mental health services, Wellink, MASH, Pathways and Te Roopu Whakapakari Ora, came together to look at ways of working together effectively. Each organisation had been working on key areas, such as employment, housing, participation in communities and access to services. To bring these roles together, Kites was formed.

In collaboration with our local communities to promote social inclusion using the principles of community development by:

  • Encouraging people to define their own problems and issues
  • Involving the skills, knowledge and experience of people with mental distress and addiction issues
  • Promoting collaboration
  • Facilitating local solutions to local problems
  • Creating purposeful conversations and ways of working together
  • Facilitating resolution where there are conflicting interests
  • Engaging in policy development at both community and government levels.

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Kites Trust


Madeline Cook

04 389 9677 hello@kites.org.nz


PO Box 7017,
Wellington 6242,

“For a solution with a peer perspective talk to us!”