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We walk the journey alongside people, enabling them to turn their aspirations and goals into reality.

Our personalised mentoring service is designed to assist persons with disabilities take practical steps to develop the skills needed to overcome barriers and work toward living a more self-determined, rewarding and independent life in the community. 

Community Mentoring is about enabling others to grow into their potential. 

Whatever the dream, we’ll help find a way. Whatever the challenge, we believe there’s a solution.

Our Service Area

Whilst Interactionz is based and predominantly operates in the Hamilton, Waikato area, we are still able to offer a remote service, to suit your desired needs.

However, if this is not possible for you, we are more than happy to refer you to someone that is located in your preferred location!


Watch this short video to learn more about how Community Mentoring works, and how this may support you to live your best life.

“Not all people are fully included in the life of their community. So, Interactionz facilitates opportunities for marginalised people to explore and experience lives that have meaning to them. Our social enterprise now offers Mentoring, Training and Visualisation Services that contribute to building communities where all can thrive.”

Are you eligible for funding?

Interactionz receives funding from the Ministry of Social Development to provide Mentoring services, and if you’re not eligible we can still work with you on a fee for service basis.

A Greenhorn Community Mentor

When I first met [Mr E] I was still pretty green, and I must admit it was a bit terrifying to be in his presence. I had read the notes and the various medical situations he had been in and was unsureRead more

Love, Loss and Support

It is always a fear that sits deep down in every Community Mentor’s heart that at some point a tragedy will strike either one of the people we serve, or the people they are closest to. It happenedRead more

A Conversation with our Rock Stars

I decided to take some time today to have a chat with the people that frequent our “Common-Interest” group. Rather than a boring conversation about tea and biscuits, we decided on anRead more

Learning. Unlearning. Relearning.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” - Alvin Toffler. Writer, Futurist, Businessman (1928-2016) Read more

Interactionz's journey towards person-driven practice

The idea of 'person-driven practice' started 20-years ago when I  took on the task of leading Interactionz (or Hamilton Workshops and Training Centre) as it was known then. Of course it did not haveRead more

Tevita – a man with a plan

Many young men grow up dreaming of becoming like their Dad, and Tevita is not any different. He dreamt of following his Dad’s shared interest in music, having a paying job and being able to beRead more

Mark – on the PATH to independence and happiness

In five years Mark’s* (not his real name) life journey has seen a significant turn-around. When he originally came to Interactionz he struggled with managing his temper and self-control when thingsRead more

Margaret – mastering independent travel

All her life, Margaret (not her real name) has challenged expectations. She learned to read when she started school, and by age six could recognise more than 50 words. Two years ago, Margaret left hoRead more

Luke – confidence and communication skills flourish together

Luke* (not his real name) used to spend his life in isolation. He was painfully shy, avoiding contact with others; instead keeping himself in self-imposed exile in his bedroom. Like other teenagers, Read more

Kemara –embracing his heritage

To have pride in ourselves and a sense of identity is something we all strive for, and for many, it is hard to achieve. However, this vision is becoming a reality for Kemara – since he startedRead more

Blossom – opportunities bloom

Life is really blooming for Blossom these days. Embracing her independence, she has a new enthusiasm for life as she realises that more things are possible and available. Blossom, now finds herselfRead more

Nigel – finding the key to open up his world

Many of us take our lives for granted; the ease with which we move around and interact with people in shops and on streets, and form relationships with people at work and school – most of us mingleRead more