2016 Annual Report


Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa.

With a foundation of community development, and a vision for healthy communities, Connect helps people affected by mental distress and problematic substance use to flourish.

We believe that everybody can recover to live full and rewarding lives. Recovery doesn’t always mean cure.  Sometimes our most important work is helping people cope with distress and experiences so they don’t get in the way of living.

We are mostly funded by District Health Boards and the Ministry of Social Development to provide a range of mobile, residential, employment, networking and training services across urban Auckland and Waikato.

About a third of our services are ‘Peer’ services, delivered by people with lived experience of recovery, who are trained to become specialist
providers of Intentional Peer Support.

We have developed a social enterprise, Changeability, to produce independent revenue, making us more sustainable.  This allows us to fund projects, research and services which make a positive impact on people’s lives. Changeability has also allowed us to build commercial and community partnerships.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Connect.

Vision: In Partnership towards Healthy Communities
Mission: People living satisfying lives of their Choice
doing the right thing – keeping it real – whatever it takes – being all you can
kia pono, kia tika, kia aroha, kia tuwhera