What We Do

Te Ara Mahi works closely with people using mental health services to help them develop clear employment goals and make progress towards achieving those goals. Our work focuses on supporting people to find paid employment and training that will lead to future employment.

Steps along the journey towards paid work may include job sampling or voluntary work, and anything that helps job seekers gain or regain skills, improve their motivation and build self-confidence. Rather than 'placing' job seekers into roles, we actively support people to find suitable and sustainable competitive employment.

We support people in many ways:

    •   Goal Setting
    •   Cover Letters & Application Forms
    •   CV Preparation
    •   Career Development
    •   Training & Education Support
    •   Accessing Subsidies
    •   Job Sampling
    •   Job Brokerage
    •   Voluntary Work
    •   Employer and Employee Support
    •   Support with Other Agencies
    •   Workplace Support
    •   Job Retention

To access our support

Talk to your mental health professional. You can be referred via Nelson Marlborough DHB or West Coast DHB mental health services.

In some circumstances you may be able to be referred by your GP.

You are welcome to contact us first yourself to find out about eligibility for this free service.