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Caring for our Community
Building passionate, proactive and resourceful people
Caring for our Community
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Caring for our Community
Our Team
Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou.
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing.
About Us

Founded in 1989, Karldon Trust is Rotorua’s oldest community-based, not-for-profit mental health service organisation dedicated to supporting tangata whaiora (clients) and their whānau (family) to access safe, high quality, supportive housing and home-based support services; it is also the only Rotorua-based organisation of its kind to hold an internationally endorsed accreditation.

Three decades later, Karldon Trust has evolved and will now be known as Piringa Mental Health Support. Piringa better reflects our kaupapa Māori approach and speaks to our strengths of providing a sanctuary or safe place for tangata whaiora.

While our name has changed, our core values and overarching vision of building passionate, proactive and resourceful people, hasn’t.

For more information about our team click here and for further information about our services and where to get help, please contact us.

Our Values
Caring for our Community

Tangata Whaiora

Fostering independence and resilience for individuals with a mental health issue


Strengthening relationships between Tangata Whaiora and their whānau


Raising awareness and educating the

Our Stories
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Our Services
What we can do for you

Maori Mental Health

Providing mental health services to individuals and their whānau

Community Mental Health

Access to key community mental health specialist services and general practice

Home-based Support

Staff visits to the persons own home to provide mental health support services

Respite Care

Planned respite for times when requiring temporary increase of support

Residential Care

A range of supported residential facilities close to town

Wrap-Around Support

Social services and community programmes for clients and their whānau

Staff Support & Training

Ongoing professional development for staff and students

Advocacy & Peer Support

Improved access to services and freedom from discrimination and stigma

what others say about us

“I’m pretty grateful to be at Karldon because I have found myself again”

“I’m fully grateful to be under Karldon Trust giving me a flat to live in. Thank you”

“Keep good communication with respect, fair treatment, dignity & independence, proper standards, information, it’s your decision, support, teaching & research & complaints. Keeping well with whānau and staff. As a Māori mental health consumer for 30 years being a whaiora/client”