To advocate for someone is to argue in favour of something or to provide active support of an idea or cause.

Our service objectives are:

To provide a peer to peer service advocating and advising service users from a lived experience perspective.

To provide goal and solution centered advocacy that is underpinned by a solutions centred philosophy. Seeking to resolve issues or concerns in any area of a tangata whaiora’s life.

Our advocates can support you with:

  • Mental health care
  • Work and Income appointments
  • Housing needs
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Child Youth and Family interaction
  • Or anyone else you may seek assistance with

Advocates are available to speak on your behalf, or support you in decisions you make to help yourself.

Oasis peer advocates work
 for you and act only on instruction
from you

How can we help?

Advocates can…

  • Provide information
  • Support you to access services
  • Speak up for you on your behalf
  • Help you make a complaint about a service
  • Ensure your rights are respected and upheld

Is this service free?

Our Peer Advocacy services are FREE! They will cost you nothing but your time.

How to contact us

Contact a peer advocate

Hutt Valley

Rachel Jowett

04 589 5897

027 343 8407


Gaylene Van Wijk

06 929 0961

027 460 4796

What our clients are saying…

“This service has enabled me to speak up for myself with extra confidence!”

“I was impressed with the way my advocate helped make things happen and I would use their service again”

“The Oasis advocates resolved my housing issue. They have been there when I’ve needed them and the staff are lovely”

“I have found the advocates very supportive and encouraging”