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Ahakoa te aha
(Whatever it takes)

Pathways provides community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout Aotearoa

Our kaupapa

Pathways is passionate about supporting people in their journey to being well. We walk alongside our tangata whai ora in their recovery journeys, harnessing the power of whānau and community to support them to achieve their goals.

We provide a range of support services for adults and taiohi (young people, through our youth brand, Real) around practical daily living, leading a healthy life, employment and housing.

Find out about our services

We supported
people in 2022

We have services across Aotearoa

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Real - youth services

Wellness services for young people

Mobile support

Regular support that comes to you


Wellbeing respite

Short-term support when you need it most

Residential recovery

A stepping stone to living independently

Wellbeing programmes

Developing skills to manage wellbeing

Addiction support

Supporting people around addiction and recovery

Employment and housing

Help to find a home, a job and other supports

Transitional employment

A stepping stone to employment

Our wawata

Our shared dream at Pathways is to transform mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

We believe deeply in our kaupapa and are driven by some clear values and beliefs that make us uniquely Pathways.

Learn more about what’s important to us

Find out about our journey

Maau Raa

Maau raa, our Pathways waiata speaks of the heart of Pathways – our tangata whai ora. It has become an essential part of the fabric of Pathways.

Every day Maau raa is sung with pride by our Pathways whānau around the country.

Find out more about the story of Maau raa


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Find out about some of the fantastic things that have been happening in Pathways and Real around the country in recent months.

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Catch up on past newsletters

It all started with one simple goal

A family share their joy at seeing their son grow in confidence. It all started with one simple goal – to learn how to catch a bus.

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Feeling connected again

Peter’s journey has seen him start setting and achieving goals and reconnecting with his family.

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Turning back to my life

Glen’s* recovery has gone from strength to strength with the support of Pathways’ social worker Seyed. Read how Glen has improved his health and wellbeing – and why he feels like a new person.

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Paying it forward

Liz’s* story is one of pain – and of beauty, kindness and understanding. Now, she hopes to “pay it forward” and help others find their strength and dignity as they journey towards recovery.

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My journey of hope

Carol’s story takes her from a place of feeling like she had no meaning in her life to feelings of hope, opportunity and gratitude.   

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Small steps lead to big leaps

Melanie’s journey has involved learning to understand her illness so she could help keep herself well and succeed in life in every way she could.

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