The Purposeful Peer Support Aotearoa Trust (PPSA Trust) was formed by Tautoko Tāne Aotearoa to hold the intellectual property of Purposeful Peer Support Aotearoa (PPSA) as a way of protecting and sharing the framework with other organisation and individuals practising peer support in Aotearoa.

The PPSA framework was developed by Tautoko Tāne Aoteroa for particular application in a New Zealand context and mindful of our commitment to partnership with Māori. It has been designed for multi sector application (e.g. sexual and family violence, victims support, disability support, mental health & addictions, and the health sector generally) with the intention of promoting best practice peer support across Aotearoa.

The framework is intended to be a living system that is continuously quality assured by feedback from the user community to develop and refine its principles, practices, and applications, with an ongoing focus on further developing the framework alignment with Mātauranga Māori principles and practices. The PPSA Trust is intended to enable engagement with the PPSA Framework by individuals and organisations through licensing its use and by participating in PPSA education programmes. Membership of the Trust will also enable participation in the ongoing development of the framework.

If you are interested in becoming an active PPSA user, or perhaps a framework development participant, please read more about the PPSA Trust.