Events & Training

Events & Training

Our Vision:
  To carry a message of hope for family/whanau of people who are experiencing a major mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression etc.
Our Mission:
  To provide the best possible education, advocacy and support for family/ whanau of people experiencing a major mental illness.  

We believe that families and whanau can play a key role in the recovery process for someone who experiences a mental illness.

We use the terms ‘family’ and ‘whanau’ to describe anyone who cares for or supports a person experiencing a major mental illness.

Supporting Families NZ has a network of branches throughout the country that provide information, education, support and training to the families/whanau of people experiencing mental illness.

Position Statement on behalf of families/whanau. Who we are, who do we serve and what do they want?

You can contact us by phone 06 343 9535 or 021 744 106 or email

Fiona Perry, National Coordinator