Some parts of this website may not work well as your browser is out of date. Please consider upgrading to a modern browser to get the most out of this website.

Supporting confident journeys

Linkage provides support, information, advocacy, navigation and community engagement services for family/whānau, as well as friends of people who experience challenges due to problems with their mental health and/or addiction.

We offer one-to-one support, and facilitate support groups, to help you connect with other people who are sharing a similar journey.

We can also help you to understand your family/whānau’s experience with information and support when you need it. 

Our team has first-hand experience, and can connect you and your family/whānau with the right services to help build confidence, stability and resilience. 

Family/whānau support is currently only available for people living in the Lakes district (Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino). If you live outside the Lakes area and would like to find out more about how Linkage may be able to support you, please call us on 0800 932 432. 

Providing a unique perspective 

We know effective communication ensures confident journeys so Linkage makes sure the unique perspective of family/whānau and people who access services is integrated with the ways people working for the Lakes District Health Board deliver mental health and addiction services. 

We do this by contributing to strategic planning processes, policy and service development across the Lakes district in a variety of ways such as:

  • discussions with people who access services, health professionals and service providers 
  • encouraging involvement and participation from people who access services and their family/whānau 
  • regular connections with people and their family/whānau in hospital settings
  • participation on DHB interview panels and presentations to new graduates and DHB employees
  • providing feedback to the Lakes DHB about what’s working well or where challenges or gaps in services may exist
  • education and advice to other agencies or community groups.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our services. You don’t have to be referred to ask us for help.

Call us on 07 346 3507 or 0800 932 432
Email us [email protected]
Visit us at Level one, 1213 Haupapa Street, Rotorua