Brett's Story



My own journey of mental illness has given me an understanding of what it means to be working for Arahura Charitable Trust.

Living with schizophrenia and depression, and also dealing with serious life-events is the pressure of maintaining wellness in a busy world.  Building hopefulness when unwell can be overwhelming and demoralizing.

Indeed, working for the residents of Arahura Charitable Trust has taught me much patience, compassion, and a genuine willingness to be open about my own mental health experiences.

Part of my goal at Arahura is my deep belief in recovery, supporting residents in learning new skills, helping build resiliency and resourcefulness.  Seeking new ways of coping by gently urging independence and growth in a sometimes vulnerable world.   We can, however, transcend certain limits if we accept them.

Working in mental health is very much a challenge and my own inadequacies in my job, allow opportunities for personal growth in a learning and developing career.

This means that I am able to live my purpose in supporting those living with mental illness who have walked down a similar path.  Whose humanity, courage, and determination help me to continue and redefine my future.




Our Mission

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for people experiencing mental health challenges through community based support. The Trust is a vehicle to improve the quality of life of people.


Story Snippets

Firstly, I'm thrilled to be working the mental health field, but more specifically for  Arahura.  Mostly because I can use my life experience of living with a mental illness.  This means I am valued for my experience in the same way someone may be valued for their study in their field.


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