Piri Pono

Peer Led Acute Alternative

What is our service about?

We are a peer run service, working in collaboration with WDHB. We offer a real alternative to hospitalisation for people going through extremely stressful and emotional times, for up to a maximum of 10 days in a homely, personalised environment with a holistic approach to wellness.

What can you expect?

All our support staff have personal experience of mental distress and recovery and are well equipped to support guests of the service through tough times as well as ensuring positive, affirming and supportive environment.

Peer support staff and guests will engage in intentional, mutual relationships, and share their stories to generate hope for mutual learning, and personal recovery. We will support people in any or all aspects of their wellbeing, including physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual and in line with the collaborative recovery plan.

We also know how tough it can be to go home after a difficult and distressing time and will work alongside guests to make sure they have the necessary supports and resources they need for the transition back to life at home.

Our nurses on site will be able to support guests with clinical needs and will liaise with clinical staff in WDHB.

Who are our guests?

Adults (aged 18-65) currently residents of the Rodney or North Shore districts, who are experiencing acute mental distress and have been assessed by Rodney Adult Mental Health Services (WDHB) as needing acute residential services.

How can you access the service?

If the Rodney Mental Health Team identifies Piri Pono as a possible option for you, they will discuss this with you and your family/whanau. Entry to this service requires your agreement.
Staff and the Rodney Mental Health Team will support you & your family/whanau in planning for your exit from Piri Pono.