Pathways in the media

Sharing our stories with the community

At Pathways we’re committed to transforming New Zealand’s mental health and addictions sector through fostering strong, compassionate self-supporting communities.

Every day our Pathways whānau are out there in our communities enjoying public spaces, getting involved with other support organisations and giving back to the community through volunteering and supporting positive causes.

Below is a few examples of Pathways out and about in the community.

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Angels and Demons - Egan Bidois

Egan Bidois Pathways team coach in Whanganui features in the first of a series of podcasts by Stuff called ‘Out of my mind’. 

Listen to the Stuff podcast here

Bruce and Ashika share their stories

Watch Bruce and Ashika who live independently in the community with the support of Pathways, as they discuss their experiences of mental illness.

Watch the Radio NZ videos here

Advocating for NGO/DHB pay parity

Sally Pitts-Brown, Pathways CE highlights the need for a sector wide workforce remunueration strategy to address NGO/DHB pay disparity. 

Listen to the Radio NZ article here (Sally is at 23:50)

Prime Minister visits Tupu Ake

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern came to find out more about Pathways unique peer-led acute alternative model of service. 

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Representing NZ at WHO QualityRights Forum

Ross Phillips, Pathways’ Business operations manager recently represented New Zealand at the World Health Organization QualityRights Forum in Korea.

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Community housing collaboration

Pathways is part of an exciting community collaboration with Trust House and LinkPeople in Masterton for our supported accommodation service.  

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Being neighbourly

Our Whanganui service held a Neighbours Day celebration this March to get to know their community better. “We want to encourage people to come up and ask us what we’re about, and we just want to get to know people.”

Read the story from the Whanganui Chronicle here

The Uplift Project

We’ve been delighted to support one of our staff members with a community initiative distributing secondhand bras for disadvantaged communities.

Read the story from the Kapiti News here

"Through the Maze"

A journey through the history of NZ’s mental health system which highlights Hamlin Road Farm as an innovative new approach in mental health.

Read the interactive Stuff article here

Whanganui's spring fling

Pathways Whanganui held its annual spring fling for Mental Health Awareness Week which included Māori martial art and a riverside cleanup.

Read the story from the Whanganui Chronicle here

Community touch tournament

Pathways South Taranaki brought together the community for a touch tournament to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Read the story from the Taranaki Daily news here

"Farm grows produce as well as people"

Our Hamlin Road Farm team in Auckland won a number of awards at the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show.

Read the story from the Papakura Courier here

Community bonds shared

Our Pathways addictions team in the Wairarapa organised a collaborative art project with King Street Artworks. 

Read the story from the Wairarapa Midweek here