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This website is designed for health providers who are interested in self-management, care planning, health literacy and working in partnership with their clients, patients and families.

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Training, mentoring &


There are numerous resources and organisations providing peer training, mentoring and supervision, including the groups listed below.

Social network and care maps training modules

Part A – Training module

Social network and care maps training module developed by Health Navigator NZ & Health Literacy NZ as part of the self-management support course. 

Part B – Handout

Social network and care maps training handout developed by Health Navigator NZ & Health Literacy NZ as part of the self management support course. 

Organisations providing training, mentoring & supervision

ComCare Trust

  • Offers a range of peer support services, mentoring and supervision

  • Training course – 30 hours over 6 weeks, based on Intentional Peer Support Training Programme

  • Based in Christchurch and Canterbury

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support)

  • Careerforce


National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4)

  • 32-week course from the Future Skills Academy, Auckland

Mind and Body Consultants

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Peer Support)

  • Workshops

  • Supervision for peer support workers 


  • Workshops, peer-developed resources and consultancy for peer services


Further reading

Davidson L, Bellamy C, Kimberly G, Miller R. Peer support among persons with severe mental illnesses: a review of the evidence and experience. World Psychiatry 2012 June;11(2):123–28.

Service user, consumer and peer workforce: a guide for planner and funders. Te Pou o te Whaakaro Nui, NZ, 2018