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A Uniquely Homegrown Service

WALSHtrust is a leader in the provision of community based mental health support services in West Auckland, and has been since 1988.

It is a uniquely homegrown service proud of its community based origins. The West Auckland communities represent the Trust's life-blood and are at its heart.

Established at the time large psychiatric hospitals (such as Carrington, and Kingseat) were closing down, we began offering housing and support to 12 people at Langford House - a property in Te Atatu Road.

In recognising the key role of the community in providing effective mental health services, we have made a point of participating in, and contributing to, key community forums, agencies and bodies that support and enhance our aims.

WALSHtrust was a founding participant of Shared Vision West, is a member of West, Local and Combined Stakeholder Networks, Auckland District Council of Social Services (WADCOSS), has formed close links to Waitakere Council - participating in a number of initiatives, community groups, employers and local MPs.

A written message from our Patron and Co-Founder, Clive Hullett, on the occasion of the Trust's 20th anniversary tells more about our origins.