Our mission

The Otago Mental Health Support Trust promotes full lives for people experiencing mental distress through:

  • Being run by and for people with experience of mental distress
  • Using the Intentional Peer Support Model
  • Promoting inclusive communities
  • Advocacy, information and education


  • We affirm the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect
  • We believe that people with personal experience of mental illness can be uniquely qualified to provide support and education
  • We are committed to the provision of culturally appropriate, professional and proactive services