About Us

Mind and Body was created in 1998 to respond to the need for input into mental health services by those with lived experience of mental illness and recovery. We are currently contracted to the Health and Disability Sector by three district health boards (Auckland, Waitemata and Canterbury), and the Ministry of Health, to deliver various mental health related services.

Mind and Body is now owned by Emerge Aotearoa. Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, disability and addiction services that operates in 17 DHB areas and employs 1000 people.  They provide mana-enhancing services that promote health and wellbeing for individuals, family, whanau and communities. Emerge Aotearoa came into being on 1 July 2015 and comprises what was previously Richmond Services and Recovery Solutions, joined by Mind & Body as an independent service-user organisation.


Mind and Body Learning and Development Ltd is the training and education arm of Mind and Body Consultants Ltd. For more information visit www.mindandbody.ac.nz


Meet the Management Team

Gordon Attwood

Laura Ashton



38 Employees

12 Languages

7 Religions

17 Countries

34 Mental Illnesses