Helping people is what we do

Free online therapy tool launched

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It’s about doing what matters

The Wise Group is a family of community organisations sharing a common purpose: to create fresh possibilities and services for the wellbeing of people, organisations and communities.

Our work spans health and wellbeing services, education and training, workforce development and research, information services and software development, employment and navigation services and business support services.

Together we are one of the largest providers of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand.

Being big isn’t what matters to us
– making a difference does.

Our family

Just a Thought offers online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) courses to support people across the country experiencing anxiety and depression.

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Just a Thought offers a free online therapy tool for depression and anxiety.

Le Va educates, supports and connects Pacific people, families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Le Va leads NZ’s first Pasifika suicide prevention programme

LinkPeople helps people to access healthy and affordable homes, and the health and social supports they need for their wellbeing.

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In 2017, LinkPeople helped find permanent housing for 409 households

Pathways provides a range of community-based support services around housing, practical daily living, employment and being healthy to help people with experience of mental illness to live well in the communities of their choice. Pathways also supports Real, a range of wellbeing services for young New Zealanders.

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In 2018 Pathways supported 6,143 people to live well in the communities of their choice

Te Pou provides resources, tools and support to improve the workforce performance of mental health, addiction and disability services. Te Pou leads a range of initiatives designed to address workforce development needs. Te Pou incorporates Matua Raki (addiction workforce development).

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Te Pou supports a workforce of 33,000+ people

The Wise Group is leading a community-wide response to help solve homelessness in Hamilton and Tauranga. 

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The People’s Project was one of the first large scale pilots of Housing First in New Zealand.

Wild Bamboo delivers its client management system, Recordbase, to community organisations so they can easily manage client information and quickly report to funders – giving them more time for client care and support.

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600,000 client records in Wild Bamboo’s Recordbase across NZ, Australia and the UK.

Wise Management Services provides the organisations within Wise Group with some of the most advanced and comprehensive business services available in the sector.

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Wise Management Services provides business solutions to the Wise Group

Workwise works with people who are facing personal or health challenges and supports them to find and keep jobs. Having a paid, meaningful job plays a crucial role in helping people live happy, healthy lives.

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Workwise found people 807 jobs last year

Work Counts offers practical support and training to organisations that are implementing an individual placement and support (IPS) programme within their services. 
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Expert assistance to develop and deliver evidence-based employment support

We believe little things

make a big difference.

Doing what matters

Hayden Wano announced as the new chair of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The initial commission will lay the groundwork for the permanent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission in February 2021, following legislation to set up the crown entity.

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