Our Co-investigators 

Ten non government organisations (NGOs) representing twelve separate peer support services have chosen to participate in the project.

 The participating NGOs and services are:

Balance Whanganui, Whanganui

Connect Supporting Recovery, Mahi Marumaru and Reach Out, Auckland

Jigsaw Peer Support, Walsh Trust, Auckland

Journeys to Wellbeing, Palmerston North

Junction Peer Support, Turning Point Trust, Tauranga

M.I.S.T , Whanganui

Oasis Network, Lower Hutt

Otago Mental  Health Support Trust, Dunedin

Te Roopu Pookai Taaniwhaniwha, Porirua

Key We Way and Warmline, Wellink Trust, Wellington


Kites Trust 

Kites role in the Toka Tū project is to establish and manage the resources and procedures required for the project to be undertaken.

Project Team and Support personnel at Kites

The project team  is responsible for undertaking and/or facilitating all project plan tasks.The group is made up of staff from Kites and experts with skills in research, evaluation, cultural knowledge and  information technology.

  • Marge Jackson (Project Manager)
  • Sarah O'Connor ( Project  Specialist)
  • Tane Rangihuna (Tikanga Māori)
  • Kate McKegg  & Debbie Goodwin (Evaluation Partners)
  • Dr. Debbie Peterson (Expert Advisor)
  • Dr. Sarah Gordon (Expert Advisor)
  • Rob Corlett (Data Analysis Systems Specialist)