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Partnerships in the Sector

Aroha · Manākitanga · Kotahitanga

Piringa is part of the G6, a sector cluster of non-profit mental health and residential providers working in the Rotorua Lakes District

The G6 was formed by the Residential Mental Health NGO sector of Rotorua primarily for the purpose of sharing the workload to ensure compliance with National Mental Health Standards.

This purpose was met, however, throughout this process relationships were established and the G6 group soon become an excellent resource beyond the original purpose.

G6 Members

  • Braemore Lodge
  • Lifewise Trust
  • Mental Health NZ
  • Emerge
  • Te Aratu Trust

Members are committed to working together to provide integrated, coordinated, effective delivery of services promoting the well being of our Tangata Whaiora.

  • Support and assistance to meet Governance, Leadership and Management requirements.
  • Review, amend and development of policy and procedures.
  • Information sharing, resources, problem solving & benchmarking against similar services.
  • Peer support, supervision and opportunities to meet and excel against current contractual, Health & Disability & legal requirements.

We operate with a view to the future, a future which encourages hope, self-reliance, community integration and promotes mental health awareness.

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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”