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Te Ata is a peer-led community support centre based in West Auckland for the West Auckland community. We offer educational, recreational and social support services to people experiencing mental health challenges.

If you are between 18 and 65, live in the West Auckland area and have a mental health diagnosis, have been under a mental health team or are experiencing mental health challenges, Te Ata is a great place to connect, learn, be creative and belong. Please feel free to give us a call and find out more about us and our free services.

Our vision 

Is for a community where people with lived experience of mental health challenges feel valued, and have a deep sense of belonging and wellbeing' 

Our mission 

 To champion wellbeing and create a Peer-led community where people find a sense of meaning, purpose and belonging through connecting, learning and creativity'  

What can you expect if you sign up at Te Ata?

Enrolling at Te Ata is relaxed and easy. Just pop in anytime between 9.30 and 3.30 Monday to Friday.  One of our staff will introduce themselves, show you around our center and let you know what programs we are currently running.  You're welcome to sit and chat, join in with a group, and stay (as well as visit again) for as long as you need to feel comfortable.


To join up as a member we will sit with you and (if wanted) your chosen support people/whanau etc. to fill in a brief membership form, so we know how best to support you while you're here, as well as anything in particular you'd like to get out of being here. 

What do we do at Te Ata?

We provide a social space to meet and connect with peers. All our staff and volunteers (and most of our governance board) have lived experience of mental health challenges. We have classes, events, pool tables, table tennis, free wifi, a computer for members and a donations table.

Tea/instant coffee facilities etc are provided free for members.

We also have a Nespresso Machine and pods available ($2.00) 


We have snacks that can be purchased from a member's canteen. All money collected goes back to members for funding event's etc.

We have monthly members meetings where members share ideas and make decisions on the day to day running of the center (including what groups/programs/events etc should happen). Members meetings are run by members with support from staff. 


Active participation in all aspects of running Te Ata is very welcome.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Feel free to pick up a printed flyer with current class at Te Ata

For information on public holidays/closed times please check out

the time table for our classes & important dates listed below.

Updates are also available on our Facebook page.


Look for Te Ata Community on Facebook 

Te Ata - Programs 

Dates and Events: 2024

Term 2​

  • Bey Blade Landscape Social Tournament * (Contact Allan at Te Ata) 22nd June  

  • Matariki Celebration Evening Event 25th June @ 6-9pm

  • Te Ata members meeting July 3rd @11.00 (approx.) 

Term 3

  • Bey Blade Landscape Social Tournament * (Contact Allan at Te Ata) 27th July, 31st August, 28th September

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 23rd to 27th September 

Term 4​

to be confirmed ​

*Please note Beyblade Landscape Social Tournaments are run by Allan and are independent of Te Ata and the West Auckland Mental Health Support Trust - please see Allan or Te Ata staff for more info. 

Class terms at Te Ata follow New Zealand's school holiday dates, there is a 2 week break between each term. Te Ata will still be open during school holidays between terms unless specified.

We will be closed on the following public holidays: 2024

Matariki, Friday 28th June

Labour Day, Monday 28th October
Christmas Break, Closed from December 20th 2024, Reopen Jan 13th 2025


For more updates please contact us on 09-8370671


Program Information

Fair Food Collection
Every Wednesday afternoon before 12pm we collect a delivery of fruit, vegetables, bread and other goodies from the fair food truck.  This is a free service to all members of Te Ata so bring along your own reusable bag and our friendly staff will assist with choosing what you are interested in.
Below is our Matariki celebration that mainly Fair Food donations helped us create!




An informative and thought provoking program. New exciting topics and techniques explored each week. 
Art & Crafts Class
The Monday afternoon class will really explore your creative side. We will help you learn various art techniques and mediums to create a journal of expression and creativity.


Pool Competition
Get involved in the popular weekly pool competition with a little prize each week. The person with the most wins per team will get a prize. Any level can play and the more you play the better you become.

Movie Day

Explore and enjoy a new PG13 rated movie each week

Karaoke (Covid Paused)

One of the greatest benefits to singing karaoke is the amount of stress it releases. Since singing usually makes people happy, the level of stress in your body is automatically decreased. At the same time, endorphins are released and they help reduce both anxiety and stress.

Board of Trustees

Board Of Trustees

Daniel Sutton, Chairperson

Clarinda Stirling, Secretary

Cathy Jordan, Treasurer

Gayleen Maurice, Trustee member

Aline Martin, Trustee member

Steve Anderson, Trustee member

We are currently recruiting for new board members.
Please contact us on

for more information.


Contact information

Street Address:

Units H 2&3,

52 Keeling Road,




Office: 09-8370671

Member phone: 09-8370670


Mailing address:

P O Box 21553,





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