Pathways is New Zealand's largest provider of community-based mental health and wellness services. For 22 years, Pathways has been supporting people to live well and be part of the communities of their choice by providing a range of support services around employment, housing, practical daily living and being healthy.
Pathways was established in 1989 by a group of people who were concerned about homelessness and a lack of support for people with experience of mental illness. At that stage, the mental health sector was dominated by institutions and large group houses. Pathways saw the need to be different and introduced a model of community-based, residential support in quality accommodation.
Since then, Pathways' services have been shaped in response to feedback from the people who use them, their family/whanau, the passionate Pathways team and examples of best practice from around the world. Yet the Pathways spirit has remained the same: Pathways is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to create mental health and wellbeing opportunities to enable people to live their dreams and flourish.