Our friends at Barnett House Recovery Centre have some great programmes on for the rest of the year. Read on to see if there’s any courses that may interest you.

Welcome to Barnett House Recovery Centre

What we do?

At Barnett House Recovery Centre, we have a growing intentional recovery community of people committed to the Barnett House Recovery Centre project as part of their recovery. This community of people volunteers at Barnett House, facilitates many of our recovery college workshops and has its own community events. This community runs – with additional facilitators from partner organisations and from its connections in the wider community – a recovery college where people learn wellbeing and recovery tools. Barnett House comprises a library, computer training room, board room, kitchen, meeting rooms and garden (complete with chickens!)

Who we are for?

Recovery College workshops and groups are available to everyone over 18 years of age with lived experience of emotional or mental distress, neurodivergence, altered states of reality, addiction, or autism. Family/whanau, supporters and those working with people with lived experience are welcome to attend too either on their own to learn or to accompany someone.


There is no cost to attend. Workshops/groups with an * are only for people with personal lived experience of emotional or mental distress, neurodivergence, altered states of reality, addiction or autism. All workshops and groups require enrolment by the person who is going to attend.

Enrol by emailing bh@stepstone.org.nz, phoning (03) 390-0081 or by phoning/texting 022-111-3092.


Barnett House is at 102 Domain Terrace, Spreydon (two doors down from Stepping Stone Trust’s Crisis Respite.)

All workshops and groups are held there unless you are told of an alternative venue. Sometimes we will change the venue to cater to someone’s needs, eg, when a wheelchair user wants to attend.

Our partnerships

This term we are very proud to be partnering with Kingdom Resources and Step Ahead.