Helping people is what we do

 

It’s about doing what matters

The Wise Charitable Trust and its subsidiary charitable companies share a common purpose: to create fresh possibilities and services for the wellbeing of people, organisations and communities.

Together we are known as the Wise Group.

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

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.

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

Our family

Blueprint for Learning is one of New Zealand’s largest training providers in mental health and addiction, dedicated to both workforce development and community training.

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Since 2008, Blueprint for Learning has delivered more than 1,700 workshops to over 36,000 participants.
‘Here to help u’ – a collaborative solution developed during NZ’s first lockdown. It’s the fast and easy way to request free wellbeing and social support. 
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Just the right support at the right time! Over 11,500+ people supported

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 2020, LinkPeople helped find permanent housing for 492 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 2020 Pathways supported 6,356 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.

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Te Pou supports a workforce of 33,000+ people

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.

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.

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

Wise Property Solutions administers the Group’s leased and owned property portfolio working in partnership to deliver innovative and sustainable property solutions that create fresh possibilities

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Wise Property Solutions provides innovative and sustainable property 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 930 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

Staying on Track wellbeing support through COVID-19 launches

The Just a Thought team in partnership with the Ministry of Health, has released ‘Staying on Track’ a free online course. It has been developed to enhance New Zealanders’ emotional wellbeing through the current COVID-19 situation.

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Le Va (part of the Wise Group) are running Pasifika Mental Wellness Week, showcasing their amazing resources and initiatives to support and develop everyone’s ‘Mental Wealth’. To find out more see below #MHAWNZ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week – This year’s theme: Take time to kōrero - mā te kōrero, ka ora. This week is all about connecting with the people in our lives and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing.Today’s theme: Reconnect with someone you care about / hononga tangata, he hononga arohaOne way to do this is to check in with whānau or hoamahi you haven't spoken to in a while. Have a chat on the phone, send them a text or catch up kanohi ki te kanohi if you can.For more ideas see Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand post below #MHAWNZ ... See MoreSee Less
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Kia Manawanui Aotearoa is the Long-term Pathway to mental wellbeing ... See MoreSee Less
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Unite against COVID-19 | Auckland is at Alert Level 3, the rest of NZ is at Alert Level 2

Visit our individual organisations’ websites to find out specific service information related to you. Please follow all advice from the Ministry of Health.