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.
Fostering independence and resilience for individuals with a mental health issue
Strengthening relationships between Tangata Whaiora and their whānau
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Providing mental health services to individuals and their whānau
Access to key community mental health specialist services and general practice
Staff visits to the persons own home to provide mental health support services
Planned respite for times when requiring temporary increase of support
A range of supported residential facilities close to town
Social services and community programmes for clients and their whānau
Ongoing professional development for staff and students
Improved access to services and freedom from discrimination and stigma
“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”