Supporting Families Wairarapa is a corporate member of Supporting Families in Mental Illness New
Zealand (SFMINZ) a group of independent branches and related organisations throughout
Aotearoa New Zealand.
SFMINZ has a network of branches throughout the country. These
organisations exist as a result of a determination to ensure that the families and whanau affected by a major mental
illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression etc. have
access to the information and support and training they need.
We carry a message of hope for family/whanau and people who are experiencing mental illness. We believe that
families/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
Statement of Intent
Supporting Families Wairarapa aims to provide the best possible education,
advocacy and support for family/whanau and people living with mental illness. << Back