Mix, 212 Knights Rd, Lower Hutt
ph 569 3162
There are two separate programs running at 212 Knights Rd.
The House is open from
The Art Studios are open
Special courses are held on Fridays in both spaces, with a different topic each month.
Art Studios (Te Whare Marama) and Mix Gallery
We offer a wide range of visual art workshops for beginners and experienced alike, including bone carving, ceramics, drawing and painting. A variety of mediums
Info for Participants
We work in partnership with the mental health consumers who use the service and welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Please feel free to talk to staff if you need support, have a concern or a complaint or a suggestion to make!
We offer a local pick up and drop off service most days, (from Taita to Petone) for those
unable to access public transport.
Phone (04) 569 3162 to see if we pick up in your area. Rides are booked by phoning in before 9.30 am.
History - Mix Lower Hutt
Formerly known as
The property at 212 Knights Rd was purchased in 1991 by the Hutt District of the Wellington Area Health Board with a grant from the sale of state telecommunications, for use by
In 1995 Take 5 separated from the umbrella of Hutt Regional Community Mental Health Services (Inc) and became Take 5 & Te Whare Marama Incorporated.
A merger in 2012 with Modern Approach to Social Health (MASH) in Upper Hutt has resulted in the Society changing into Mix – Connecting, Creating, Living Incorporated.
Mix, 2 Benzie Ave (Uniting Parish), Upper Hutt
ph 528 7342
Located at the Wesley Hall in the Upper Hutt Uniting Parish at 2 Benzie Ave, the Mix Upper Hutt centre is open from Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from
There is a daily program of activities at the centre to facilitate peoples well-being. The centre is also open for participants to drop in for a drink and to meet and socialise with people.
Mix Upper Hutt is a friendly service where people are valued for who they are. Our environment supports a culture which encourages participation, interaction and personal growth. This is a safe place where people are made to feel welcome and there is
The service offers the following:
- A place to meet with others
- Art Therapy Sessions
- Group Activities
- Guest Speakers
- Arts and Crafts
- Community Outings
Info for Participants
We work in partnership with service users and welcome your suggestions and feedback. Please feel free to talk to staff if you need support, have a concern
History – From MASH to Mix Upper Hutt:
Formerly known as Modern Approach to Social Health (MASH), this service started in Upper Hutt in 1976.
The original vision was to offer a befriending service for people with disabilities living in Upper Hutt who were socially isolated.
Modern Approach to Social Health (MASH) became an Incorporated Society in 1995.
Mix – Connecting, Creating, Living Incorporated is the new name resulting from the merger of Lower Hutt’s Take 5 & Te Whare Marama Inc and Upper Hutt’s Modern Approach to Social Health Inc.
The two organisations had both been operating for at least 30 years providing support and services to socially isolated people, often those living with the experience of mental illness.
A decision was made in 2011 to merge the organisations in an effort to offer more varied programmes and activities for people within their local community.